As of 2011, metro Atlanta is the ninth-largest media market in the United States. In 2009, metro Atlanta was the eighth- or seventh-largest market, with over 2.3 million TV households and 4.3 million people aged 12+. According to Nielsen Media Research, it ranked eighth in television broadcasting, having recently slightly surpassed the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and not far behind the South Florida metropolitan area). According to Arbitron, it ranked seventh in radio broadcasting, now just ahead of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and not far behind the greater Houston/Galveston metropolitan area.
Cox Enterprises, a privately held company, has substantial media holdings in and beyond Atlanta. Its Cox Communications division is the nation’s third largest cable television service provider; the company also publishes over a dozen daily newspapers in the United States, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. WSB AM, the flagship station of Cox Radio, was the first broadcast station in the South.
|Cable, regional bureau||5|
|Industry research organization||16|
|Magazine, news and business||37|
|News Agency/Wire service||10|
|News Agency/Wire service, regional bureau||32|
|Newspaper, regional bureau||12|
|Online news source||50|
|Radio, regional bureau||7|
|Television, regional bureau||8|
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