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KUSA-TV in Denver Ranked No. 1 for Winter Olympics in Vancouver; Three Gannett NBC-Affiliated TV Stations Among Top 5

McLEAN, VA – KUSA-TV in Denver was the No. 1-rated local NBC station with the key advertising demographic of adults 25-54 for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. KUSA also out-performed the national average rating by 75% with adults 25-54.

Two other Gannett NBC television stations joined KUSA in placing among the Top 5 highest rated local television stations: KSDK-TV in St. Louis ranked third and KARE-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul was fourth. In addition, WKYC-TV in Cleveland placed eighth, giving Gannett NBC-affiliated stations four of the Top 10 stations with adults 25-54.

“NBC provided two weeks of extraordinary Olympic broadcasts,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. “Overall, it was a huge success for our viewers, our advertisers and our stations.”

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites;, the nation’s top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 83 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 650 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.

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