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KNIGHT-RIDDER REPORTS STATS FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED FEB. 2, 1992

 KNIGHT-RIDDER REPORTS STATS FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED FEB. 2, 1992
 MIAMI, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) today released its monthly statistical report for the five weeks ended Feb. 2, 1992 as follows --
 KNIGHT-RIDDER, INC.
 STATISTICAL REPORT FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED FEB. 2, 1992
 FIRST PERIOD
 Percent
 1992 1991 Change
 REVENUE ($000) (B)
 Business Information Services $31,461 $29,515 6.6
 Newspaper
 Advertising
 Retail $57,331 $60,940 (5.9)
 General 17,188 15,834 8.6
 Classified 44,753 46,419 (3.6)
 Total 119,272 123,193 (3.2)
 Circulation 44,014 40,627 8.3
 Other Revenue 3,541 3,185 11.2
 Total Newspaper Revenue $166,827 $167,005 (0.1)
 Total Operating Revenue $108,288 $196,520 0.9
 AVERAGE CIRCULATION -- EXCLUDING DETROIT
 (000s of copies) (B)
 Morning 2,921 3,029 (3.6)
 Evening 274 344 (20.3)
 Sunday 4,206 4,242 (0.8)
 ADVERTISING LINAGE
 (000s of six column inches) (A) (B) (C)
 Full Run ROP
 Retail 1,232.4 1,335.5 (7.7)
 General 132.1 137.0 (3.6)
 Classified 1,037.5 1,059.3 (2.1)
 Total 2,402.0 2,531.8 (5.1)
 Factored Part Run ROP 121.4 126.0 (3.7)
 Full Run Preprint 1,220.7 1,149.9 6.2
 Part Run Preprint 1,094.5 1,010.0 8.4
 TOTAL PREPRINTS
 INSERTED (000s) 365,662 350,170 4.4
 BASIC CABLE TELEVISION
 SUBSCRIBERS 318,000 305,000 4.3
 FULL RUN ROP ADVERTISING LINAGE DATA
 By Market (000s of six column inches) --
 (A) (B) & (C)
 Akron Beacon Journal 103.6 108.0 (4.0)
 Charlotte Observer 116.4 124.9 (6.8)
 Columbia State 105.8 114.5 (7.6)
 Detroit 83.9 93.4 (10.2)
 Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel,
 Journal-Gazette 118.1 124.9 (5.4)
 Lexington Herald-Leader 73.8 83.0 (11.0)
 Long Beach Press-Telegram 106.4 109.3 (2.7)
 Miami Herald 189.2 193.7 (2.3)
 Philadelphia Inquirer,
 News 210.2 222.5 (5.6)
 St. Paul Pioneer Press 88.2 96.4 (8.5)
 San Jose Mercury News 228.2 244.7 (6.8)
 Wichita Eagle 79.2 85.3 (7.2)
 All other daily newspapers 899.0 931.2 (3.5)
 Total - Full Run ROP 2,402.0 2,531.8 (5.1)
 (A) -- Full run ROP linage of the joint operating agency between the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer was 202 for the period (up 1 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.
 (B) -- 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 and linage for 1992 and 1991 include 50 percent of the DNA. Circulation statistics for Detroit are excluded from both years.
 (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- 2/21/92
 /CONTACT: Frank Hawkins of Knight-Ridder, Inc., 305-376-3838/
 (KRI) CO: Knight-Ridder, Inc. ST: Florida IN: PUB SU:


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