Advertising Age Data Center
TOP 25 BROADCAST TV COMPANIES
Ranked by U.S. broadcast TV net revenue in 2005
RANKTV NET REVENUE
20052004COMPANY2005% CHGTOP TV PROPERTYGROSS REVENUE
1 1 CBS Corp. $6,251.5 -4.7 CBS TV Network $6,673.9
2 2 NBC Universal 6,036.4 -15.1 NBC TV Network 5,812.5
3 3 Walt Disney Co. 5,054.1 8.3 ABC TV Network 5,897.3
4 4 News Corp. 4,492.6 -1 Fox TV Network 3,570.1
5 6 Univision Communications 1,330.3 9.4 Univision Network 1,779.0
6 5 Tribune Co. 1,250.0 -7.7 WPIX-TV (CW), New York 220.5
7 7 Gannett Co. 736.5 -10.4 KUSA-TV (NBC), Denver 106.9
8 10 Time Warner 715 2.1 WB Network (now CW Network) 1,041.7
9 8 Hearst Corp. 706.9 -9.4 WCVB-TV (ABC), Boston 117.4
10 9 Belo 689.4 -4.4 WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas-Fort Worth 128.7
11 11 Sinclair Broadcast Group 669.5 -3.3 WBFF-TV (Fox), Baltimore 35.8
12 12 Cox Enterprises 526.3 -5.2 WSB (ABC), Atlanta 144
13 13 Raycom Media 512.4 30.9 WOIO-TV (CBS), Cleveland-Akron 43.3
14 14 LIN TV Corp. 380.4 1.5 WAPA-TV (IND), San Juan, P.R. 69.6
15 15 The Washington Post Co. 331.8 -8.3 WDIV-TV (NBC), Detroit 103
16 18 Meredith Corp. 318.7 2 WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford/New Haven, Conn. 50
17 16 E.W. Scripps Co. 318 -7.2 WXYZ-TV (ABC), Detroit 90
18 17 Media General 314.4 -2.9 WFLA-TV (NBC), Tampa, Fla. 81.7
19 20 Clear Channel Communications 267.9 -7.2 WKRC-TV (CBS), Cincinnati 38.1
20 19 Gray Television* 261.6 -10.8 WSAZ-TV (NBC), Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. 25.5
21 21 Ion Media Networks (Paxson)* 254.2 -8.1 WPXN-TV (IND), New York 12.4
22 22 Nexstar Broadcasting Group* 226.1 -8 WROC-TV (CBS), Rochester, N.Y. 15.9
23 25 Allbritton Communications Co.* 200.4 -1.4 WJLA-TV (ABC), Washington 104.6
24 24 Sunbeam Television Corp.* 198.7 -6.6 WHDH-TV (NBC), Boston 122.9
25 23 Young Broadcasting* 197.5 -12.4 KRON-TV (IND), San Francisco 58.9
'Notes: Dollars in millions. Net revenue considered estimates and largely from public reports. The gross revenue column represent gross advertising for networks (from TNS Media Intelligence) and for individual TV stations (from BIA Financial Network). *Not on 100 Media Cos. list.