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Who Owns the News Media is an interactive database of companies that own news properties in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies. Learn more about the site. For highlights of a year that included the busiest time in newspaper sales since 2007 and the single largest local TV acquisition in four years, read the summary of major ownership changes in the last year.

Top Newspaper Companies

Rank Company Total Weekday Circulation
1 Gannett 4,859,360
2 MediaNews Group 3,098,580
3 News Corporation 2,618,850
4 McClatchy Company 2,100,590
5 Advance Publications 1,448,610
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Top Online News Companies

Rank Company Monthly Unique Visitors for All News Sites
1 Yahoo 39,042,000
2 Time Warner 34,617,000
3 Comcast 29,438,000
4 Gannett 26,400,000
5 AOL 22,578,000
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Top Network TV Companies

Rank Company Morning and Evening News Viewership
1 Comcast 14,190,800
2 Walt Disney Company 12,606,700
3 CBS 8,840,100
4 Public Broadcasting Service 1,100,000
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Top Cable News Companies

Rank Company Combined Cable News Viewership
1 News Corporation 1,910,000
2 Time Warner 1,040,000
3 Comcast 1,001,000
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Top Local TV Companies

Rank Company Combined Station Reach
1 News Corporation 25%
2 CBS 25%
3 Univision Communications 23%
4 Tribune Company 22%
5 Walt Disney Company 21%
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Top Magazine Companies

Rank Company Total Magazine Circulation
1 Time Warner 32,582,300
2 Hearst Corporation 30,037,000
3 Meredith Corporation 27,652,800
4 Advance Publications 18,668,300
5 Reader’s Digest Association 14,456,500
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Top Radio Companies

Rank Company Total Radio Audience
1 CC Media Holdings Inc. (Clear Channel) 160,099,000
2 CBS 82,178,500
3 Cumulus Media Inc. 46,266,900
4 National Public Radio 27,200,000
5 Entercom 23,330,200
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