SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

March 04, 2013 08:00 ET

KOMO-TV Continues to Dominate the Market in News Ratings

KOMO-TV Is the #1 Station M-F Sign On to Sign Off in HH, 18-49 and 25-54

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, announced today its flagship television station, KOMO-TV (ABC/SEATTLE), finished the February rating period as the number one news station at midday, 4pm, 5pm and 11pm in both the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. February marks the second month that KOMO-TV has dominated the news ratings. 

KOMO 4 News at 4pm and 5pm continue to win their time periods with number one rankings in households as well as the coveted 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. KOMO 4 News at 11PM was once again the viewers' top choice for late news ending the February sweeps #1 in HH and adults 18-49 Monday-Sunday. Monday through Friday KOMO 4 News at 11 was #1 in both the 18-49 and the 25-54 demographics.

Vice President and General Manager of KOMO-TV Janene Drafs commented, "What an outstanding start to the year 2013 is proving to be for KOMO-TV. It's taken hard work and dedication by everyone on the team to become the number one source of news in the Seattle market. I'm incredibly proud of our team."

Holly Gauntt, Vice President/News Director, added "We do not take being number one lightly. It's taken a lot of hard work to get here. I'm proud of the coverage our team delivers day in and day out. It's fantastic that viewers have noticed our quality work and are choosing to get their news from KOMO." 

When it comes to news, the KOMO News Network is dominating in Seattle with number one rankings on all platforms. KOMONews Radio is listeners' number one choice for news. And is the number one source of news online and on social media. has ranked #1 among television station websites in page views and total visits for the past 12 months. Further, KOMO's Facebook fan base of more than 57,000 followers leads the market by a wide margin.

About Fisher Communications, Inc.
Fisher Communications (FSCI) is an innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and mobile operations throughout the western United States. Fisher operates 20 television stations, which include network affiliations with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and CW that reach 3.5% of U.S. television households, and 10 radio stations targeting a full range of audience demographics. Fisher Interactive produces more than 125 local and hyper-local websites and delivers comprehensive multiplatform advertising solutions to local businesses. The Company is headquartered at Fisher Plaza, a 300,000 square foot media, telecommunications and data center facility in Seattle, WA. More information about Fisher Communications, Inc. is available at

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