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THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY RELEASES FEBRUARY STATISTICAL SUMMARY

 THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY RELEASES FEBRUARY STATISTICAL SUMMARY
 CINCINNATI, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for February 1992. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations and cable television systems with 649,000 basic subscribers. The company also is a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics.
 THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
 Unaudited Revenue and Statistical Summary
 Period: February
 Report date: March 19, 1992
 February (A)
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $17.8 $17.2 3.5
 Classified 13.1 12.6 4.0
 National 2.2 2.4 (8.3)
 Preprints 4.7 4.2 11.9
 Newspaper advertising 37.8 36.4 3.8
 Circulation 12.2 11.8 3.4
 Other publishing(B) 14.0 14.1 (0.7)
 PUBLISHING 64.0 62.3 2.7
 BROADCASTING(C) 18.4 15.3 20.3
 CABLE TELEVISION 19.9 18.2 9.3
 OTHER 0 0.6 0
 CONSOLIDATED $102.3 $ 96.4 6.1
 Newspaper ad inches (D)(000s)
 Local 700 701 (0.1)
 Classified 817 784 4.2
 National 39 48 (18.8)
 Full run ROP 1,556 1,533 1.5
 Part run ROP 83 76 9.2
 Total 1,639 1,609 1.9
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 207.0 200.1
 Other systems 442.2 421.8
 Total 649.2 621.9
 Year to date
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $ 34.2 $ 34.0 0.6
 Classified 25.5 25.5 0
 National 4.2 4.9 (14.3)
 Preprints 9.3 8.5 9.4
 Newspaper advertising 73.2 72.9 0.4
 Circulation 24.5 23.9 2.5
 Other publishing(B) 27.0 26.7 1.1
 PUBLISHING 124.7 123.5 1.0
 BROADCASTING(C) 36.3 30.4 19.4
 CABLE TELEVISION 39.3 35.8 9.8
 OTHER 0 1.3 0
 CONSOLIDATED $200.3 $191.0 4.9
 Newspaper ad inches (D)(000s)
 Local 1,344 1,398 (3.9)
 Classified 1,573 1,570 0.2
 National 77 101 (23.8)
 Full run ROP 2,994 3,069 (2.4)
 Part run ROP 159 152 4.6
 Total 3,153 3,221 (2.1)
 (A) -- February 1992 had one more Saturday than February 1991.
 (B) -- Includes licensing, syndication, book publishing, share of profits of JOA newspapers not managed by the company and commercial printing.
 (C) -- Includes television station WMAR (Baltimore) since May, 30, 1991.
 (D) -- 1991 advertising inches exclude the Knoxville Journal ("Journal"). The Journal was published by the Knoxville News-Sentinel under a joint operating agreement which expired in Dec. 1991.
 -0- 3/19/92
 /CONTACT: Rich Boehne of The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3825/
 (SSP) CO: The E.W. Scripps Company ST: Ohio IN: PUB SU:


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