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
Estimate
Stations Owned and/or Operated
in This Region
3
Sinclair Broadcast Group
$1.2B
KBSI / Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WDKA / Paducah, Ky.
KDNL / St. Louis, Mo.
WZTV / Nashville, Tenn.
WUXP / Nashville, Tenn.
WNAB / Nashville, Tenn.
6
Gannett Co.
$856M
KSDK / St. Louis, Mo.
7
Hearst Television
$838M
WLKY / Louisville, Ky.
8
Tribune Broadcasting
$819M
KPLR / St. Louis, Mo.
WTTV / Bloomington/Indianapolis, Ind.
WTTK / Kokomo, Ind.
WXIN / Indianapolis, Ind.
10
Belo Corp.
$684M
WHAS-TV / Louisville, Ky.
KMOV / St. Louis, Mo.
11
Raycom Media
$680M
WFIE / Evansville, Ind.
WAVE / Louisville, Ky.
KFVS / Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WQWQ-LP / Paducah, Ky.
WQTV-LP / Murray, Ky.
13
Local TV LLC
$551M
KTVI / St. Louis, Mo.
(Operates KPLR for Tribune)
14
LIN Media
$532M
WTHI-TV / Terre Haute, Ind.
WISH-TV / Indianapolis, Ind.
WIIH-CD / Indianapolis, Ind.
WLFI / Lafayette, Ind.
WNDY / Marion, Ind.
15
The E.W. Scripps Co.
$516M
WRTV / Indianapolis, Ind.
16
Nexstar Broadcasting Group
$483M
WEHT / Evansville, Ind.
WTWO / Terre Haute, Ind.
(Operates WTVW and WAWV for Mission)
18
Gray Television
$377M
WBKO / Bowling Green, Ky.
20
Meredith Local Media Group
$337M
WSMV / Nashville, Tenn.
24
New Young Broadcasting
$206M
WKRN / Nashville, Tenn.
25
Journal Broadcast Group
$194M
WTVF / Nashville, Tenn.
30
Dispatch Broadcast Group
$98.9M
WTHR / Indianapolis, Ind.

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