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Media 2011

State of the News Media 2011

Key Findings

Media ownership: the Big 6 from freepress.net

"GE 2009 revenues: $157 billion
General Electric media-related holdings include television networks NBC and Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks MSNBC, Bravo and the Sci Fi Channel. GE also owns 80 percent of NBC Universal.

Walt Disney 2009 revenues: $36.1 billion
The Walt Disney Company owns the ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and book publishing companies, production companies Touchstone, Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks around the world.

News Corporation 2009 revenues: $30.4 billion
News Corporation’s media holdings include: the Fox Broadcasting Company; television and cable networks such as Fox, Fox Business Channel, National Geographic and FX; print publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and TVGuide; the magazines Barron’s and SmartMoney; book publisher HarperCollins; film production companies 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios; numerous websites including MarketWatch.com; and non-media holdings including the National Rugby League."

Read about Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS from Media ownership: the Big 6 from freepress.net

Here are the major US TV Networks:

ABC

Belo

CBS

Clearchannel

Cox

Fox Cable Networks

Hearst

Ion

 

NBC

Scripps Networks

Trinity Broadcasting Network

Univision

Final 2009-10 Season Network Rankings

Adults 18-49: Rating/Change from last season

Fox 3.7/+3%

CBS 3.2/+3%

NBC 2.7/-4%

ABC 2.7/-7%

Median Age:

Fox 44

NBC 48

ABC 50

CBS 54

2009-10 SERIES RANKER IN ADULTS 18-49 (rating/share)

1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 9.1/24
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 8.4/22
3 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 7.2/18
4 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 6.2/15
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.3/13
6 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 5.1/13
6 LOST ABC 5.1/12
8 HOUSE FOX 4.9/13
9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 4.8/11
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.8/12
11 THE OFFICE NBC 4.5/11
11 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 4.5/13
13 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.4/11
13 THE BACHELOR ABC 4.4/10
15 SURVIVOR: SAMOA CBS 4.3/12
15 GLEE FOX 4.3/11
17 THE BIGGEST LOSER 8 NBC 4.2/11
18 NCIS CBS 4.0/11
18 HELL'S KITCHEN FOX 4.0/11
18 THE MENTALIST CBS 4.0/11
21 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.9/9
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.9/10
21 CSI CBS 3.9/10
24 THE BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.8/10
25 THE AMAZING RACE 15 CBS 3.7/9

List of most-watched television broadcasts

Where Did The Primetime Broadcast TV Audience Go?

 

Media Topics

"According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, those aged between 8 and 18 years old spent an average of 53 hours per week using electronics — and because some of that time includes several electronics at once, they actually manage to cram 10 hours and 45 minutes worth of media into the 7 hours, 38 minutes actually spent per day."

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Media Links

TV ratings- http://tvbythenumbers.com/

News- http://www.bloomberg.com/news/media/

http://www.ajr.org/

http://www.apme.com/

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/

http://www.eff.org/

http://www.iwmf.org/

http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/

http://www.journalism.org/

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/

http://www.tvweek.com/

http://www.nna.org/

http://www.aaja.org/resources/media/

http://www.newslink.org/

Boston & Massachusetts Media Links

http://www.boston.com/

http://news.bostonherald.com/

http://www.thephoenix.com/

http://www.boston.com/news/necn/

http://www.bostonblogs.com/

http://medianation.blogspot.com/

 

 

 
 
 

 

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