March 13, 2006

Network TV News Magazine Revenue

60 Minutes 60 Minutes II 20/20 20/20 Downtown Dateline Nightline 48 Hours Investigates
1999 129.2 97.7 345.7 16.6 458.2 94.1
2000 142.6 92.3 170.2 57.1 327.9 90.3
2001 115.8 77.2 103.5 27.8 270.5 89.4
2002 97.6 63.5 93.6 18.2 245.6 78 13.7
2003 89.3 70 88.7 237 69.5 55.7
2004 108 61.8 97.3 232.3 75 78.5

Network TV news magazines have steadily declined as a revenue source since the late 1990s, both because of declining ratings and in the case of some programs, such as Dateline, because they air fewer times a week.