Sinclair makes big jump in TVNewsCheck-BIA/Kelsey's top 30 station group rankings

Rapidly-expanding company rises from sixth to third as it continues to gobble up stations

TVNewsCheck and BIA/Kelsey are out this morning with their annual list of the top 30 TV station ownership groups by estimated revenue, and Sinclair Broadcast Group has made a huge jump in the rankings.

The company, which owns and/or operates stations in the Paducah/Cape Girardeau/Harrisburg market (KBSI and WDKA), St. Louis (KDNL) and Nashville (WZTV, WUXP and WNAB), rose from sixth to third, behind only the FOX and CBS owned-and-operated stations.  According to estimates, the company took in nearly $1.2 billion for 2012.

Other companies which own stations in our part of the country, including Raycom, Nexstar and others are also on the list.  Find out where they stand after the jump.

RankCompany2012 Revenue
Stations Owned and/or Operated
in This Region
Sinclair Broadcast Group
KBSI / Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WDKA / Paducah, Ky.
KDNL / St. Louis, Mo.
WZTV / Nashville, Tenn.
WUXP / Nashville, Tenn.
WNAB / Nashville, Tenn.
Gannett Co.
KSDK / St. Louis, Mo.
Hearst Television
WLKY / Louisville, Ky.
Tribune Broadcasting
KPLR / St. Louis, Mo.
WTTV / Bloomington/Indianapolis, Ind.
WTTK / Kokomo, Ind.
WXIN / Indianapolis, Ind.
Belo Corp.
WHAS-TV / Louisville, Ky.
KMOV / St. Louis, Mo.
Raycom Media
WFIE / Evansville, Ind.
WAVE / Louisville, Ky.
KFVS / Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WQWQ-LP / Paducah, Ky.
WQTV-LP / Murray, Ky.
Local TV LLC
KTVI / St. Louis, Mo.
(Operates KPLR for Tribune)
LIN Media
WTHI-TV / Terre Haute, Ind.
WISH-TV / Indianapolis, Ind.
WIIH-CD / Indianapolis, Ind.
WLFI / Lafayette, Ind.
WNDY / Marion, Ind.
The E.W. Scripps Co.
WRTV / Indianapolis, Ind.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group
WEHT / Evansville, Ind.
WTWO / Terre Haute, Ind.
(Operates WTVW and WAWV for Mission)
Gray Television
WBKO / Bowling Green, Ky.
Meredith Local Media Group
WSMV / Nashville, Tenn.
New Young Broadcasting
WKRN / Nashville, Tenn.
Journal Broadcast Group
WTVF / Nashville, Tenn.
Dispatch Broadcast Group
WTHR / Indianapolis, Ind.


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