December 21, 2006 14:38 ET

KARE 11 News Again Demo Leader, Posts Nielsen Victories for November

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SAINT PAUL, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 -- In ratings figures released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research, KARE 11 News maintained its leading position in the Twin Cities market by attracting the most viewers from key demographic groups. KARE 11 News leads the market with the highly coveted Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 viewers.

"Winning the categories that define success in our industry is gratifying," said John Remes, President and General Manager. "There is always work to do but these ratings show that we are continuing to deliver the most relevant news and information to the community."

"We are very pleased with these numbers," said Tom Lindner, VP/News Director. "They tell us that we are connecting with our core audience," he continued. "We'll take a few moments to celebrate then get back to work to maintain that trust."

                              Adults 25-54     Adults 18-49
                              ------------     ------------

6:00 a.m.       KARE            3.0/35           2.5/37
Mon-Fri.        KSTP            1.7/20           1.2/18
                WCCO            1.5/17            .7/11
                KMSP            1.4/17           1.4/21

5:00 p.m.       KARE            4.0/21           3.0/19
Mon-Fri.        KSTP            2.1/11           1.3/8
                WCCO            4.2/22           2.9/19
                KMSP            1.6/8            1.5/9

6:00 p.m.       KARE            4.7/19           3.5/17
Mon-Fri.        KSTP            2.8/12           1.6/8
                WCCO            4.1/17           2.8/13

10:00 p.m.      KARE            8.1/24           6.3/22
Mon-Fri.        KSTP            3.5/11           2.8/10
                WCCO            6.6/20           4.7/16
                KMSP            3.9/10           3.2/9
Gannett TV stations are: W*USA, Washington, DC; WXIA, Atlanta; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; KARE, Minneapolis; WKYC, Cleveland; KPNX, Phoenix, KNAZ, Flagstaff and KMOH, Kingman; K*USA, Denver; KXTV, Sacramento; KSDK, St. Louis; WZZM, Grand Rapids, MI; WGRZ, Buffalo, NY; WFMY, Greensboro, NC; WTLV and WJXX, Jacksonville, FL; KTHV, Little Rock; WBIR, Knoxville, TN; WCSH, Portland, ME; WLTX, Columbia, SC; WMAZ, Macon, GA; and WLBZ, Bangor, ME.

In addition to its television operations, Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 400 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the web.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    John Remes
    (763) 797-7254