SOURCE: KARE 11

August 29, 2007 11:48 ET

KARE 11 News Increases Lead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SAINT PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - KARE 11 News increased its share of viewers in key demographic groups during the July ratings period according to Nielsen Media Research. Once again, KARE 11 topped all local newscasts in the coveted Adults 25-54 group. KARE 11's dominance extends across the 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts.

"Growth in share is always a good thing," said John Remes, President and General Manager. "These increases show that we are delivering on our promise to deliver the news and information that our viewers are looking for," he added.

"It is reassuring to know that KARE 11 continues to connect with our audience," said Tom Lindner, VP/News Director.

                           Adults 25-54              Adults 25-54
                           ------------              ------------
                               2006                      2007
                           Rtg.      Shr.            Rtg.     Shr.
                           ---       ---             ---      ---
5:00 a.m.       KARE       1.2       29              1.4      29
Mon-Fri.        KSTP       0.5       12              1.0      23
                WCCO       0.8       19              0.6      13
                KMSP       0.8       20              0.6      12

6:00 a.m.       KARE       2.6       34              2.8      33
Mon-Fri.        KSTP       1.1       15              1.6      20
                WCCO       1.5       20              0.9      11
                KMSP       1.2       16              1.6      19

5:00 p.m.       KARE       2.9       19              3.7      23
Mon-Fri.        KSTP       1.9       12              2.1      13
                WCCO       3.0       20              2.5      16
                KMSP       0.8        5              0.9       6

6:00 p.m.       KARE       3.7       19              4.1      19
Mon-Fri.        KSTP       1.5        8              2.1      10
                WCCO       3.3       17              2.8      13

9:00 p.m        KMSP       5.7       17              4.2      13
Mon-Fri.

10:00 p.m.      KARE       7.6       23              8.1      24
Mon-Fri.        KSTP       2.8        9              2.8       8
                WCCO       6.2       19              5.0      15
                KMSP       1.7        5              2.6       8

10:00 p.m       KARE       7.6       24              8.1      25
Mon-Sun.        KSTP       3.3       11              2.9       9
                WCCO       6.1       19              5.3      16
                KMSP       1.8        6              2.5       8

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 USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the web.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    John Remes
    (763) 797-7254