March 12, 2007

Local TV News Profitability

Profit Breaking even Loss Do not know
1996 62 6 8 24
1997 63 11 10 16
1998 57 9 11 23
1999 58 11 11 20
2000 56 13 10 21
2001 55 12 11 22
2002 55 14 9 22
2003 58 10 9 22
2004 44.5 24.2 12.1 19.2
2005 57.4 8.1 10 24.4

In 2005, the percentage of local TV news stations showing a profit was up, while the number showing losses or breaking even were down from the previous year.