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TRIBUNE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER; NINTH PERIOD OPERATING DATA

 TRIBUNE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER; NINTH PERIOD OPERATING DATA
 CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Here follows operating data for Tribune's (NYSE: TRB) newspaper, broadcasting and newsprint operations for the third quarter and ninth period:
 REVENUE SUMMARY
 SEPT. 27, 1992
 period 9 (4 weeks) year to date (39 weeks)
 1992 1991 pct 1992 1991 pct
 Newspaper
 publishing
 Advertising
 Retail $31,869 $31,866 0.0 $302,175 $303,687 (0.5)
 General 10,339 9,527 8.5 95,897 88,892 7.9
 Classified 24,990 25,025 (0.1) 238,476 232,371 2.6
 Sub-total 67,198 66,418 1.2 636,548 624,950 1.9
 Circulation (a) 18,007 18,025 (0.1) 177,347 176,043 0.7
 Other 6,968 6,361 9.5 52,270 44,610 17.2
 Segment total 92,173 90,804 1.5 866,165 845,603 2.4
 Broadcasting/
 entertainment
 Television (b) 39,726 31,855 24.7 348,007 328,441 6.0
 Radio 5,019 4,645 8.1 36,720 36,096 1.7
 Entertainment 14,829 12,521 18.4 122,285 99,498 22.9
 Segment total 59,574 49,021 21.5 507,012 464,035 9.3
 Newsprint
 operations
 Newsprint
 Affil. cust. 8,962 12,552 (28.6) 85,708 113,417 (24.4)
 Unaffil. cust. 14,485 19,348 (25.1) 168,115 190,913 (11.9)
 Sub-total 23,447 31,900 (26.5) 253,823 304,330 (16.6)
 Other 2,059 2,137 (3.6) 17,525 17,193 1.9
 Segment total 25,506 34,037 (25.1) 271,348 321,523 (15.6)
 Interco. sales (9,284) (12,687) (26.8) (88,983) (115,977) (23.3)
 Consol. rev. $167,969 $161,175 4.2 $1,555,542 $1,515,184 2.7
 (A) 1991 revenues have been restated to conform to the 1992 presentation.
 (B) 1992 revenues include WPHL in Philadelphia, which was acquired June 5, 1992.
 ADVERTISING INCHES SUMMARY (A)
 SEPT. 27, 1992
 Period 9 (4 weeks) Year to date (39 weeks)
 1992 1991 pct 1992 1991 pct
 Full run (b)
 Chicago Tribune 227 225 0.9 2,014 2,027 (0.6)
 Sun-Sentinel 264 258 2.3 2,522 2,673 (5.6)
 Orlando Sent. 198 203 (2.5) 1,922 1,976 (2.7)
 Newport News 120 112 7.1 1,134 1,102 2.9
 Calif. News. 149 161 (7.5) 1,398 1,460 (4.2)
 Total 958 959 (0.1) 8,990 9,238 (2.7)
 Part run (b)
 Chicago Tribune 363 375 (3.2) 3,334 3,191 4.5
 Sun-Sentinel 205 185 10.8 2,133 1,938 10.1
 Orlando Sent. 134 159 (15.7) 1,554 1,606 (3.2)
 Newport News 12 15 (20.0) 105 122 (13.9)
 Calif.Newspapers 94 111 (15.3) 1,031 1,125 (8.4)
 Total 808 845 (4.4) 8,157 7,982 2.2
 Preprint
 Chicago Tribune 152 143 6.3 1,486 1,340 10.9
 Sun-Sentinel 112 96 16.7 993 869 14.3
 Orlando Sent. 176 139 26.6 1,505 1,247 20.7
 Newport News 70 82 (14.6) 691 684 1.0
 Calif.Newspapers 301 348 (13.5) 2,915 3,189 (8.6)
 Total 811 808 0.4 7,590 7,329 3.6
 Total Advertising Inches
 Full run
 Retail 358 360 (0.6) 3,383 3,556 (4.9)
 General 64 58 10.3 572 583 (1.9)
 Classf'd 536 541 (0.9) 5,035 5,099 (1.3)
 Sub-total 958 959 (0.1) 8,990 9,238 (2.7)
 Part run 808 845 (4.4) 8,157 7,982 2.2
 Preprint 811 808 0.4 7,590 7,329 3.6
 Total 2,577 2,612 (1.3) 24,737 24,549 0.8
 Newsprint shipments
 (metric tons) 51,355 59,176 (13.2) 578,433 551,153 4.9
 (A) Excludes shopper publications.
 (B) Excludes preprints.
 REVENUE SUMMARY
 SEPT. 27, 1992
 Third quarter (13 weeks) Year to date (39 weeks)
 1992 1991 pct 1992 1991 pct
 Newspaper
 Publishing
 Advertising
 Retail $98,245 $99,227 (1.0) $302,175 $303,687 (0.5)
 General 27,315 25,529 7.0 95,897 88,892 7.9
 Classified 80,832 77,316 4.5 238,476 232,371 2.6
 Sub-total 206,392 202,072 2.1 636,548 624,950 1.9
 Circulation (A)57,672 57,544 0.2 177,347 176,043 0.7
 Other 17,224 15,050 14.4 52,270 44,610 17.2
 Segment total 281,288 274,666 2.4 866,165 845,603 2.4
 Broadcasting/
 Entertainment
 Television (b)119,463 104,996 13.8 348,007 328,441 6.0
 Radio 14,416 14,175 1.7 36,720 36,096 1.7
 Entertainment 49,414 42,459 16.4 122,285 99,498 22.9
 Segment total 183,293 161,630 13.4 507,012 464,035 9.3
 Newsprint
 Operations
 Newsprint
 Affil. cust. 26,115 36,726 (28.9) 85,708 113,417 (24.4)
 Unaffil. cust.58,378 60,825 (4.0) 168,115 190,913 (11.9)
 Sub-total 84,493 97,551 (13.4) 253,823 304,330 (16.6)
 Other 5,457 6,815 (19.9) 17,525 17,193 1.9
 Segment total 89,950 104,366 (13.8) 271,348 321,523 (15.6)
 Interco. sales(27,135) (37,445) (27.5) (88,983) (115,977) (23.3)
 Consol. rev. $527,396 $503,217 4.8 $1,555,542 $1,515,184 2.7
 (A) 1991 revenues have been restated to conform to the 1992 presentation.
 (B) 1992 revenues include WPHL in Philadelphia, which was acquired June 5, 1992.
 ADVERTISING INCHES SUMMARY (1)
 SEPT. 27, 1992
 Third quarter (13 weeks) Year to date (39 weeks)
 1992 1991 pct 1992 1991 pct
 Full Run (B)
 Chicago Tribune 683 668 2.2 2,014 2,027 (0.6)
 Sun-Sentinel 826 848 (2.6) 2,522 2,673 (5.6)
 Orlando Sent. 596 661 (9.8) 1,922 1,976 (2.7)
 Newport News 396 376 5.3 1,134 1,102 2.9
 Calif. News. 506 500 1.2 1,398 1,460 (4.2)
 Total 3,007 3,053 (1.5) 8,990 9,238 (2.7)
 Part Run (B)
 Chicago Tribune 1,136 1,088 4.4 3,334 3,191 4.5
 Sun-Sentinel 681 612 11.3 2,133 1,938 10.1
 Orlando Sent. 493 525 (6.1) 1,554 1,606 (3.2)
 Newport News 37 41 (9.8) 105 122 (13.9)
 Calif.Newspaper 316 370 (14.6) 1,031 1,125 (8.4)
 Total 2,663 2,636 1.0 8,157 7,982 2.2
 Preprint
 Chicago Tribune 512 459 11.5 1,486 1,340 10.9
 Sun-Sentinel 342 301 13.6 993 869 14.3
 Orlando Sent. 520 405 28.4 1,505 1,247 20.7
 Newport news 220 236 (6.8) 691 684 1.0
 Cal. Newspapers 949 1,085 (12.5) 2,915 3,189 (8.6)
 Total 2,543 2,486 2.3 7,590 7,329 3.6
 Total advertising inches
 Full run
 Retail 1,119 1,155 (3.1) 3,383 3,556 (4.9)
 General 170 165 3.0 572 583 (1.9)
 Classf'd 1,718 1,733 (0.9) 5,035 5,099 (1.3)
 Sub-total 3,007 3,053 (1.5) 8,990 9,238 (2.7)
 Part run 2,663 2,636 1.0 8,157 7,982 2.2
 Preprint 2,543 2,486 2.3 7,590 7,329 3.6
 Total 8,213 8,175 0.5 24,737 24,549 0.8
 Newsprint shipments
 (metric tons)190,670 183,357 4.0 578,433 551,153 4.9
 (A) Excludes shopper publications.
 (B) Excludes preprints.
 Tribune is a leading information and entertainment company. It publishes seven daily newspaper; owns and operates seven television and four radio stations; produces and syndicates information and programming; and manufactures newsprint.
 -0- 10/21/92
 /CONTACT: Joseph A. Hays, VP/corporate relations of Tribune Company, 312-222-3237/
 (TRB) CO: Tribune Company ST: Illinois IN: PUB SU: ERN


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