June 20, 2006

The Tribune Co. Controversy

Key Figures about Tribune Co.

 

Los Angeles Times Circulation, 2003-2005
 
Weekday
Sunday
2003
934,758
1,386,107
2004
961,990
1,359,593
2005
905,107
1,272,187
Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations

Chart B

Local Television Stations Owned by the Tribune
Call
Market (Ranking)
WPIX-TV New York, NY (1)
WGN-TV Chicago, IL (3)
KTLA-TV Los Angeles, CA (2)
KDAF-TV Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX (7)
WPHL-TV Philadelphia, PA (4)
WBZL-TV Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (17)
KHWB-TV Houston, TX (10)
KCPQ-TV Seattle-Tacoma, WA (13)
KTXL-TV Sacramento-Stockton, CA (19)
WLVI-TV Boston, MA (5)
KWGN-TV Denver, CO (18)
WBDC-TV Washington, DC (8)
WTIC-TV Hartford-New Haven, CT (28)
WXIN-TV Indianapolis, IN (25)
KPLR-TV St. Louis, MO (21)
KSWB-TV San Diego, CA (26)
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI (39)
KWBP-TV Portland, OR (23)
KTWB-TV Seattle-Tacoma, WA (13)
WTTV Indianapolis, IN (25)
WPMT-TV Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA (41)
WGNO-TV New Orleans, LA (43)
WTXX-TV Hartford-New Haven, CT (28)
WNOL-TV New Orleans, LA (43)
WEWB-TV Albany-Schenectady, NY (55)
Source: Broadcasting & Cable, June 19, 2006

Chart C

 

Tribune Co. Revenue, 2000-2005 (in thousands)
 
Broadcasting and Entertainment
Publishing
2000
1,465,553
4,202,676
2001
1,349,935
3,843,949
2002
1,443,950
3,940,478
2003
1,557,909
4,036,920
2004
1,596,397
4,129,850
2005
1,498,767
4,096,850
Source: Tribune Company

Chart D

 

Tribune Co. Profits, 2000-2005 (in thousands)
 
Broadcasting and Entertainment
Publishing
2000
449,057
700,932
2001
333,265
510,604
2002
470,138
851,417
2003
528,519
885,306
2004
544,300
726,207
2005
436,523
759,713
Source: SEC Filings