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E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY REPORTS APRIL STATISTICS

 E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY REPORTS APRIL STATISTICS
 CINCINNATI, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company


(NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for April 1992. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations and cable television systems with 653,000 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: April
 Report date: May 14, 1992
 April (A)
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $20.3 $19.2 5.7
 Classified 13.8 14.2 (2.8)
 National 3.0 2.5 20.0
 Preprints 5.8 5.0 16.0
 Newspaper advertising 42.9 40.9 4.9
 Circulation 12.1 12.1 0.0
 Other publishing(B) 15.0 14.6 2.7
 PUBLISHING 70.0 67.6 3.6
 BROADCASTING(C) 25.0 19.8 26.3
 CABLE TELEVISION 20.1 19.3 4.1
 OTHER 0 0 0
 CONSOLIDATED $115.1 $106.7 7.9
 Newspaper ad inches (D) (000s)
 Local 770 760 1.3
 Classified 854 875 (2.4)
 National 56 52 7.7
 Full run ROP 1,680 1,687 (0.4)
 Part run ROP 109 84 29.8
 Total 1,789 1,771 1.0
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 208.2 205.2
 Other systems 444.4 424.0
 Total 652.6 629.2
 Year to date
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $ 75.4 $ 74.1 1.8
 Classified 54.4 54.8 (0.7)
 National 9.3 10.2 (8.8)
 Preprints 20.9 19.2 8.9
 Newspaper advertising 160.0 158.3 1.1
 Circulation 49.8 48.8 2.0
 Other publishing(B) 55.9 56.2 (0.5)
 PUBLISHING 265.7 263.3 0.9
 BROADCASTING(C) 83.7 69.1 21.1
 CABLE TELEVISION 79.3 74.0 7.2
 OTHER -- 1.8 --
 CONSOLIDATED $428.7 $408.2 5.0
 Newspaper ad inches (D) (000s)
 Local 2,913 2,995 (2.7)
 Classified 3,329 3,366 (1.1)
 National 178 210 (15.2)
 Full run ROP 6,420 6,571 (2.3)
 Part run ROP 363 318 14.2
 Total .
 (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 December 1991.
 -0- 5/14/92
 /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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