April 29, 2003

Size of Corporate Owner and Quality Grade, All Stations

Grade “A” Grade “B” Grade “C” Grade “D” Grade “F”
Top 10 Groups 12% 31% 34% 18% 5%
Groups 11-25 13% 32% 30% 15% 10%
Midsize Groups 19% 35% 24% 16% 6%
Small Groups 30% 35% 18% 13% 4%

Stations owned by the larger ownership groups were less likely to earn “A” and “B” grades than others in PEJ’s five year study of local TV news.