March 12, 2007

Local TV News Profitability by Network Affiliation

Reporting Profit Breaking Even Reporting Loss Do Not Know
All Stations 57.4 8.1 10 24.4
Big four affiliates combined 61.7 7.4 7 23.9
ABC Affiliates 61.4 14 7 17.5
CBS Affiliates 58.9 5.6 8.9 26.7
NBC Affiliates 64.4 4.1 6.8 24.7
Fox Affiliates 65.2 8.7 26.1
Other commercial stations 12.5 12.5 50 25

Local newsrooms affiliated with Fox and NBC reported profits the most, followed by those affiliated to ABC and CBS.