Advertising Age Data Center
100 LEADING MEDIA COMPANIES
Ranked by total net U.S. media revenue in 2005
RANKTOTAL NET U.S. MEDIA REVENUENET REVENUE FROM THE U.S. BY MEDIUM IN 2005
20052004MEDIA COMPANYHEADQUARTERS2005% CHGWORLDWIDE PARENT REVENUENEWSPAPERMAGAZINETVRADIOCABLE NETWORKSCABLE SYSTEMSMOVIES, RELATED SVCSOTHER
1 1 Time Warner New York $33,728 0.9 $43,652 $0 $4,006 $715 $0 $5,691 $9,458 $3,600 $10,258
2 2 Comcast Corp. Philadelphia 22,078 9.8 22,255 0 0 0 0 919 21,159 0 0
3 3 Walt Disney Co.* Burbank, Calif. 17,154 5.7 31,944 0 361 5,054 638 6,463 0 3,474 1,163
4 6 News Corp. New York 12,563 7.5 25,327 219 5 4,493 0 3,358 0 2,720 1,768
5 4 NBC Universal (General Electric Co.)* New York 12,437 -3.4 14,689 0 0 6,036 0 2,614 0 2,595 1,191
6 7 DirecTV Group El Segundo, Calif. 12,216 25.1 13,165 0 0 0 0 0 12,216 0 0
7 5 CBS Corp. New York 11,797 -1.9 14,536 0 0 6,252 2,115 1,214 0 0 2,217
8 8 Cox Enterprises Atlanta 9,087 5.9 12,000 1,400 0 526 438 0 6,722 0 0
9 11 Viacom* New York 8,249 23.9 9,610 0 67 0 0 4,826 0 2,562 795
10 10 EchoStar Communications Corp. Englewood, Colo. 8,048 18.7 8,426 0 0 0 0 0 8,048 0 0
11 9 Advance Publications New York 7,536 5.4 NA 2,239 3,397 0 0 0 1,900 0 0
12 12 Gannett Co. McLean, Va. 6,399 5.2 7,599 5,663 0 736 0 0 0 0 0
13 13 Tribune Co. Chicago 5,392 -2.4 5,596 4,073 24 1,250 45 0 0 0 0
14 15 Charter Communications St. Louis 5,254 5.6 5,254 0 0 0 0 0 5,254 0 0
15 14 Clear Channel Communications San Antonio 5,018 -2.3 6,610 0 0 268 3,534 0 0 0 1,216
16 17 Cablevision Systems Corp. Bethpage, N.Y. 4,692 9.7 5,176 0 0 0 0 1,086 3,607 0 0
17 16 Hearst Corp. New York 4,343 0.7 NA 1,521 2,115 707 0 0 0 0 0
18 19 AT&T San Antonio 3,714 -1.2 43,862 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,714
19 26 Google Mountain View, Calif. 3,712 78.2 6,139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,712
20 18 Sony Corp. New York/Tokyo 3,704 -4.0 67,450 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,864 840
21 24 Yahoo Sunnyvale, Calif. 3,668 38.2 5,258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,668
22 20 Verizon Communications New York 3,452 -2.7 75,112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,452
23 21 The New York Times Co. New York 3,372 2.1 3,373 3,175 0 139 15 0 0 0 43
24 22 McClatchy Co.* Sacramento, Calif. 2,929 2.1 1,186 2,929 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 23 R.H. Donnelley Corp.* Cary, N.C. 2,700 0.6 957 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,700
26 25 The Washington Post Co. Washington 2,142 -1.1 3,554 877 345 332 0 0 508 0 80
27 27 BellSouth Corp. Atlanta 2,060 2.0 20,547 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,060
28 28 E.W. Scripps Co. Cincinnati 1,950 10.2 2,514 729 0 318 0 903 0 0 0
29 29 Univision Communications Los Angeles 1,746 8.6 1,953 0 0 1,330 359 30 0 0 26
30 30 Discovery Communications Silver Spring, Md. 1,743 9.0 2,672 0 0 0 0 1,743 0 0 0
31 37 Yellow Book USA (Yell Group) Uniondale, N.Y./Reading, U.K. 1,636 42.4 2,876 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,636
32 31 Belo Dallas 1,521 0.4 1,521 818 0 689 0 14 0 0 0
33 32 Dow Jones & Co. New York 1,426 0.5 1,770 1,187 0 0 0 0 0 0 239
34 36 MSN Network (Microsoft Corp.) Redmond, Wash. 1,389 16.0 29,788 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,389
35 35 Advo Windsor, Conn. 1,386 11.2 1,386 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,386
36 33 MediaNews Group* Denver 1,353 2.5 779 1,347 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
37 34 Meredith Corp.* Des Moines, Iowa 1,322 1.8 1,598 0 1,003 319 0 0 0 0 0
38 38 Lee Enterprises* Davenport, Iowa 1,165 3.7 861 1,165 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 41 Insight Communications Co. New York 1,118 11.5 1,118 0 0 0 0 0 1,118 0 0
40 39 Mediacom Communications Corp. Middletown, N.Y. 1,099 3.9 1,099 0 0 0 0 0 1,099 0 0
41 42 A&E Television Networks New York 1,087 10.9 NA 0 0 0 0 1,087 0 0 0
42 47 Lamar Advertising Co. Baton Rouge, La. 1,022 15.6 1,022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,022
43 43 International Data Group Boston 980 2.6 2,680 0 755 0 0 0 0 0 225
44 48 Valassis Communications Livonia, Mich. 966 9.4 1,131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 966
45 44 Primedia New York 960 1.7 991 0 925 0 0 34 0 0 0
46 45 Reader's Digest Association Pleasantville, N.Y. 939 2.4 2,386 0 939 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 51 McGraw-Hill Cos. New York 931 16.4 6,004 0 819 112 0 0 0 0 0
48 50 Lifetime Entertainment Services New York 927 10.2 NA 0 0 0 0 927 0 0 0
49 40 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Los Angeles 918 -8.6 NA 0 0 0 0 0 0 720 199
50 46 Media General Richmond, Va. 918 1.9 918 588 0 314 0 0 0 0 16
51 49 Freedom Communications Irvine, Calif. 903 2.6 NA 790 0 113 0 0 0 0 0
52 52 Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Santa Monica, Calif./Vancouver 853 22.2 951 0 0 0 0 0 0 730 123
53 54 Landmark Communications Norfolk, Va. 692 2.5 NA 352 0 70 0 270 0 0 0
54 53 Sinclair Broadcast Group Baltimore 669 -3.3 692 0 0 669 0 0 0 0 0
55 56 Copley Press La Jolla, Calif. 612 -0.7 NA 612 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 58 Reed Elsevier New York/London/Amsterdam 587 -1.1 9,363 0 587 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 57 Zuckerman Media Properties New York 578 -2.9 NA 332 246 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 63 Morris Communications Co. Augusta, Ga. 561 3.3 664 465 27 0 15 0 0 0 54
59 68 RCN Corp. Princeton, N.J. 561 15.2 561 0 0 0 0 0 561 0 0
60 61 Cumulus Media* Atlanta 560 1.5 328 0 0 0 560 0 0 0 0
61 108 XM Satellite Radio Holdings Washington 558 128.4 558 0 0 0 558 0 0 0 0
62 59 Westwood One New York 558 -0.8 558 0 0 0 558 0 0 0 0
63 62 Journal Register Co. Trenton, N.J. 538 -1.3 557 538 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
64 60 Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (Lagardere) New York/Paris 535 -3.1 16,104 0 535 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 70 United Online Woodland Hills, Calif. 525 17.0 525 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 525
66 72 Wenner Media* New York 522 20.0 NA 0 522 0 0 0 0 0 0
67 77 Raycom Media* Montgomery, Ala. 512 30.9 NA 0 0 512 0 0 0 0 0
68 66 Journal Communications Milwaukee 507 -0.7 764 339 0 84 84 0 0 0 0
69 64 American Media Operations Lantana, Fla. 506 -5.6 537 0 506 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 67 Community Newspaper Holdings Birmingham, Ala. 501 -0.4 NA 501 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
71 74 Rodale Emmaus, Pa. 485 15.2 NA 0 485 0 0 0 0 0 0
72 65 Gemstar-TV Guide International Los Angeles 461 -10.8 604 0 230 0 0 224 0 0 8
73 69 Sun-Times Media Group Chicago 458 -1.4 458 458 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
74 78 Harte-Hanks San Antonio 440 13.2 1,135 440 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 73 Entercom Communications Corp. Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 433 2.1 433 0 0 0 433 0 0 0 0
76 105 IAC/InterActiveCorp New York 433 74.1 5,754 0 219 0 0 0 0 0 214
77 71 Philadelphia Media Holdings Philadelphia 425 -4.3 NA 425 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
78 76 Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Las Vegas 420 2.0 420 0 0 0 420 0 0 0 0
79 75 Block Communications Toledo, Ohio 415 -0.7 NA 251 0 36 0 0 128 0 0
80 80 GateHouse Media* Fairport, N.Y. 384 3.1 205 384 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
81 79 LIN TV Corp. Providence, R.I. 380 1.5 380 0 0 380 0 0 0 0 0
82 87 Radio One Lanham, Md. 371 16.1 371 0 0 0 371 0 0 0 0
83 81 Forbes Media New York 370 0.0 NA 0 370 0 0 0 0 0 0
84 86 Emmis Communications Corp. Indianapolis 360 7.6 387 0 87 0 273 0 0 0 0
85 94 CNET Networks San Francisco 353 21.2 353 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 324
86 84 Catalina Marketing Corp. St. Petersburg, Fla. 344 -0.5 418 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 344
87 89 Dennis Publishing New York 341 7.8 NA 0 341 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 83 Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, Ohio 331 -5.0 NA 219 0 99 9 0 4 0 0
89 88 Seattle Times Co. Seattle 315 -0.8 NA 315 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
90 91 VNU New York/Haarlem, The Netherlands 305 1.9 4,278 0 305 0 0 0 0 0 0
91 95 Wehco Media Little Rock, Ark. 301 4.5 NA 301 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
92 97 American Express Publishing Corp. New York 297 4.0 24,267 0 297 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 93 Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, Fla. 296 -0.2 NA 296 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
94 90 Schurz Communications* South Bend, Ind. 295 -3.4 NA 177 0 46 8 0 65 0 0
95 NR Bauer Publishing Englewood Cliffs, N.J./Hamburg 291 29.8 NA 0 291 0 0 0 0 0 0
96 NA CMP Technology (United Business Media)* Manhasset, N.Y. /London 287 NA 1,225 0 287 0 0 0 0 0 0
97 102 Entravision Communications Corp. Santa Monica, Calif. 281 8.5 281 0 0 146 101 0 0 0 34
98 98 Ogden Newspapers Wheeling, W. Va. 281 -0.4 NA 281 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 101 Stephens Media Group Las Vegas 274 4.0 NA 274 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
100 100 National Geographic Society Washington 267 0.4 NA 0 267 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notes: Dollars in millions. Media, defined as information and entertainment distribution systems in which advertising is a key element, are estimates for U.S. media properties. Revenue is for the latest full-year period and may be reported pro forma (*) if acquisitions or divestitures in 2005 or 2006 have had a measurable impact on revenue. Worldwide parent revenue is actual, without pro forma treatment. An "NA" in parent revenue column means parent is privately held. "Movies, Related Svcs" column includes home entertainment. Major media components of "Other": TV production/distribution/syndication, free-standing inserts, outdoor, Yellow Pages, direct marketing and internet. Cable includes "Cable Networks" and "Cable/DBS" (MSOs and satellite systems). Sources: Public documents; BIA Financial Network (radio, TV, newspapers); Kagan Research, a unit of JupiterKagan (cable); TNS Media Intelligence; Audit Bureau of Circulations, and BPA International. Staff: Kevin Brown, Craig Endicott, Scott MacDonald, Maura Wall and Maureen Morrison.