March 12, 2007

Average TV Station Revenue Produced by News

All Stations ABC Affiliates CBS Affiliates NBC Affiliates Fox Affiliates
1998 42 41 46 42 30
1999 39 40 47 49 20
2000 44 50 42 44 37
2001 41 42 49 42 21
2002 40 42 49 42 21
2003 46 47 53 47 27
2004 43 47 47 43 31
2005 45 50 46 33 47

News is a major part of local TV station revenue. Overall, almost half of station revenue comes from local TV newscasts (the rest is from entertainment, both syndicated and network and other fees). NBC affiliates got the least in 2005.