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THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY RELEASES AUGUST STATISTICAL SUMMARY

THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY RELEASES AUGUST STATISTICAL SUMMARY
 CINCINNATI, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for May 1992. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations and cable television systems with 651,000 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: May
 Report date: June 12, 1992
 May (A)
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $19.2 $21.0 (8.6)
 Classified 14.3 14.6 (2.1)
 National 2.2 2.8 (21.4)
 Preprints 6.8 5.8 17.2
 Newspaper advertising 42.5 44.2 (3.8)
 Circulation 11.1 12.0 (7.5)
 Other publishing(B) 14.6 14.2 2.8
 PUBLISHING 68.2 70.4 (3.1)
 BROADCASTING(C) 26.2 21.8 20.2
 CABLE TELEVISION 20.4 18.4 10.9
 OTHER -- -- --
 CONSOLIDATED $114.8 $110.6 3.8
 Newspaper ad inches (D) (000s)
 Local 754 802 (6.0)
 Classified 989 1149 (13.9)
 National 44 60 (26.7)
 Full run ROP 1787 2011 (11.1)
 Part run ROP 70 94 (25.5)
 Total 1857 2105 (11.8)
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 207.9 205.6
 Other systems 442.9 422.0
 Total 650.8 627.6
 Year to date
 1992 1991 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $ 94.6 $ 95.1 (0.5)
 Classified 68.7 69.4 (1.0)
 National 11.5 13.0 (11.5)
 Preprints 27.7 25.0 10.8
 Newspaper advertising 202.5 202.5 0.0
 Circulation 60.9 60.8 0.2
 Other publishing(B) 70.5 70.4 0.1
 PUBLISHING 333.9 333.7 0.1
 BROADCASTING(C) 109.9 90.9 20.9
 CABLE TELEVISION 99.7 92.4 7.9
 OTHER -- 1.8 --
 CONSOLIDATED $543.5 $518.8 4.8
 Newspaper ad inches (D) (000s)
 Local 3667 3797 (3.4)
 Classified 4318 4515 (4.4)
 National 222 270 (17.8)
 Full run ROP 8207 8582 (4.4)
 Part run ROP 433 412 5.1
 Total 8640 8994 (3.9)
 (A) -- May 1992 had one more Saturday and Sunday and one less Wednesday and Thursday than May 1991. Also, the Pittsburgh newspapers have not been published since May 17, 1992 due to a strike.
 (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.
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 /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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