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KNIGHT-RIDDER RELEASES STATISTICAL REPORT FOR FOUR WEEKS ENDED MARCH 28, 1993

 MIAMI, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) today released its monthly statistical report for the four weeks ended March 28, 1993 as follows --
 KNIGHT-RIDDER, INC.
 STATISTICAL REPORT FOR THE FOUR WEEKS ENDED MARCH 28, 1993
 THIRD PERIOD Percent YEAR-TO-DATE Percent
 1993 1992 Change 1993 1992 Change
 REVENUE ($000) (A)
 Business Information
 Services $39,972 $33,349 19.9 $106,076 $96,440 10.0
 Newspaper
 Advertising
 Retail $56,179 $55,652 0.9 $169,717 $165,906 2.3
 General 13,462 13,585 (0.9) 42,915 44,386 (3.3)
 Classi-
 fied 43,198 40,167 7.5 135,201 123,731 9.3
 Total 112,839 109,404 3.1 347,833 334,023 4.1
 Circulation 36,134 35,665 1.3 116,983 115,235 1.5
 Other
 Revenue 4,803 3,120 53.9 13,002 9,740 33.5
 Total Newspaper
 Revenue $153,776 $148,189 3.8 $477,818 $458,998 4.1
 Total Operating
 Revenue $193,748 $181,538 6.7 $583,894 $555,438 5.1
 AVERAGE CIRCULATION - Including
 Detroit
 (000s of copies) (A)
 Morning 3,271 3,241 0.9 3,241 3,226 0.5
 Evening 475 480 (1.1) 464 480 (3.4)
 Sunday 4,851 4,856 (0.1) 4,818 4,827 (0.2)
 ADVERTISING LINAGE
 (000s of six column inches)
 (A)(B) & (C)
 Full run ROP
 Retail 1,175.1 1,176.6 (0.1) 3,528.4 3,512.3 0.5
 General 112.1 122.6 (8.6) 330.6 369.1 (10.4)
 Classified 1,016.9 948.1 7.3 3,139.1 2,905.4 8.0
 Total 2,304.1 2,247.3 2.5 6,998.1 6,786.8 3.1
 Factored Part
 Run ROP 145.9 121.0 20.5 447.3 356.1 25.6
 Full Run
 Preprint 1,184.0 1,108.4 6.8 3,513.7 3,333.9 5.4
 Part Run
 Preprint 1,153.0 1,067.9 8.0 3,340.1 3,155.8 5.8
 TOTAL PREPRINTS
 INSERTED
 (000s) 315,458 296,362 6.4 1,022,557 963,160 9.3
 BASIC CABLE
 TELEVISION
 SUBSCRIBERS:
 TKR (50 Pct.
 Owned by
 KRI) 331,000 320,000 3.4
 TCI/TKR LP
 (15 Pct.
 owned by
 KRI) 823,000 N/A N/A
 FULL RUN ROP ADVERTISING LINAGE DATA
 By Market (000s of six column inches)
 -- Notes (A) (B), and (C)
 Akron Beacon
 Journal 95.4 90.3 5.6 290.4 280.6 3.5
 Charlotte
 Observer 110.7 111.8 (1.0) 329.7 329.8 (0.0)
 Columbia
 State 90.1 100.4 (10.3) 285.5 297.3 (4.0)
 Detroit 83.5 79.7 4.8 249.9 237.3 5.3
 Ft. Wayne News-
 Sentinel, Journal-
 Gazette 107.4 109.9 (2.3) 336.6 333.7 0.9
 Lexington
 Herald-
 Leader 73.4 72.6 1.1 217.8 213.7 1.9
 Long Beach Press-
 Telegram 83.3 94.3 (11.7) 260.1 294.3 (11.6)
 Miami
 Herald 180.3 165.4 9.0 564.3 515.3 9.5
 Philadelphia
 Inquirer,
 News 209.5 199.6 5.0 645.4 609.5 5.9
 St. Paul Pioneer
 Press 78.8 85.8 (8.2) 245.8 251.1 (2.1)
 San Jose Mercury
 News 209.3 211.7 (1.1) 647.3 640.0 1.1
 Wichita
 Eagle 75.1 72.7 3.3 237.0 225.6 5.1
 All Other Daily
 News-
 papers 907.3 853.1 6.4 2,688.3 2,558.6 5.1
 Total - Full Run
 ROP 2,304.1 2,247.3 2.5 6,998.1 6,786.8 3.1
 (A) -- On Nov. 27, 1989, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press began operations under a Joint Operating Agreement as the Detroit Newspaper Agency (DNA). Revenue, linage and circulation for 1992 and 1991 include 50 percent of the DNA.
 (B) -- Full run ROP linage of the joint operating agency between the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer was 198 for the period (down 13.4 percent from the prior year) and 572 for the year-to-date (down 9.5 percent from the prior year). Knight-Ridder owns 49.5 percent of the voting stock and 65 percent of the non-voting common stock of the Seattle Times. None of the linage is included in the Advertising Linage section.
 (C) -- Measured by individual Knight-Ridder newspapers. Where necessary, certain previously reported linage has been restated to be consistent with measurement guidelines currently in use.
 -0- 4/22/93
 /CONTACT: Frank Hawkins of Knight-Ridder, Inc., 305-376-3838/
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