April 29, 2003

Network Affiliation and Quality Grade, All Stations

Grade “A” Grade “B” Grade “C” Grade “D” Grade “F”
Network Owned and Operated 12% 28% 38% 21% 0%
Network Affiliate 18% 33% 26% 15% 8%

Fewer network owned and operated local TV stations earned “A” and “B” grades than other stations in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news. But none of the network owned stations earned the lowest “F” grades.