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MARKING ANOTHER UNPRECEDENTED FIRST, NOVEMBER 1992 NIELSEN CASSANDRA RANKING SHOWS KING WORLD WITH FOUR OF THE TOP FIVE STRIPS IN SYNDICATION

 NEW YORK, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Inside Edition are the No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 strips in national syndication, according to the Nielsen November 1992 Cassandra Ranking report. Wheel of Fortune continues to rank as the dominant No. 1 show in syndication. Jeopardy! pulled a 14.0, its highest November rating in the show's history, and continues to rank as the second highest rated show in syndication. The Oprah Winfrey Show pulled a 12.2 -- continuing the show's incredible dominance in the talk show arena -- and continuing the show's reign as the No. 1 strip in all key women's demographics. Inside Edition pulled a 7.2, beating A Current Affair's' 6.5 and Hard Copy's' 6.2. Additionally, Inside Edition is the No. 1 ranked newsmagazine in access.
 Results of the November 1992 Cassandra Ranking report show Wheel of Fortune, with a 16.6 rating. Wheel continues as the dominant No. 1 show among all nationally syndicated programs and is also up in 18-34 (women and men) demographics. Since its debut in television syndication, Wheel of Fortune has reigned as the highest rated nationally syndicated show for 36 consecutive sweeps periods and is the most watched game show in the world with over 100 million worldwide viewers tuning in weekly. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises and is distributed by King World Productions, Inc. (NYSE: KWP).
 Jeopardy! pulled a 14.0 rating, its highest November rating in the show's history and is also up in every adult demographic. Jeopardy! is the second ranked show in national syndication -- a position the show has maintained for 29 consecutive sweeps periods. Jeopardy! is produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises and is distributed by King World Productions, Inc.
 With a 12.2 rating, The Oprah Winfrey Show continues as the dominant No. 1 talk show outranking all other programs in its genre. Additionally, The Oprah Winfrey Show is No. 1 in all key women's demographics among all strip shows and has been the No. 3 ranked first- run strip show in syndication for 25 consecutive sweeps periods. The Oprah Winfrey Show is produced by HARPO, Inc., and is distributed by King World Productions, Inc.
 Pulling a 7.2 rating, Inside Edition beat A Current Affair's' 6.5 rating and Hard Copy's' 6.2 rating for the November sweep period. Inside also continues to reign as the No. 1 newsmagazine in the access time period with a 9.7 rating, outranking Entertainment Tonight,' (9.5), A Current Affair' (8.1) and Hard Copy' (7.9). Inside Edition also ranks as the 5th highest strip in syndication. Inside Edition is produced and distributed by King World Productions, Inc.
 King World is the leading worldwide distributor of first-run programming, including "Wheel Of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the three highest rated strips in syndication, and "Inside Edition," a first-run syndicated newsmagazine series produced by the company. King World is producing in association with Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc. on behalf of Greengrass Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., "WILD WEST C.O.W.-BOYS OF MOO MESA," a cartoon series which is broadcast S?aturday mornings on the ABC Television Network. The company is also producing in first-run syndication to premiere in Fall 1993," American Journal," a half-hour newsmagazine strip, and "The Les Brown Show," a one-hour talk show. King World distributes its own library of 68 feature films and 210 television programs, and through its barter subsidiary, Camelot Entertainment Sales, Inc., sells national advertising time in King World and other television programming. "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" are produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is produced by HARPO Productions, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Allyson Kossow of King World Productions, Inc., 212-315-4000/
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