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#1 Ranking for IPTV's KDIN

April 28, 2008

Iowa Public Television’s KDIN is #1 in the Nation

Des Moines Station Ranks First Among Public Television Stations Across the Country


(Johnston, Iowa) –Iowa Public Television’s KDIN (channel 11) in the Des Moines-Ames market is the highest-rated public television station in the country, and Iowa Public Television’s statewide network is serving more viewers than ever before, according to Nielsen Media Research and TRAC Media Services (February 2008).

KDIN, part of Iowa Public Television’s statewide network of stations, saw increases in the number of viewers watching each week, and those viewers watched more prime-time Iowa Public Television programming than during the same measurement period last year.

KDIN ranked first among public television stations in prime-time gross rating points, diary prime-time cumes, and diary whole week cumes.

Iowa Public Television’s statewide service also saw growth in the number of viewers. According to the February studies, more than 1.4 million viewers statewide watch Iowa Public Television every week. In addition, more than 340,000 children watch the network’s programming weekly, accounting for 22 percent of the network’s audience.

“It means a great deal that our services are reaching a growing audience, and these results reinforce our belief that Iowa Public Television is one of the best public television networks in the country,” said Daniel K. Miller, executive director and general manager of Iowa Public Television. 

For more information, contact Iowa Public Television at 515-242-3146.

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.


For immediate release:
April 28, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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