Non-Political Year Comps Hurt Meredith Local Media In Fiscal Q1


The first of the broadcast media industry’s quarterly earnings reports surfaced on Thursday morning, as Meredith Corporation, which is in the final stages of the sale of its Local Media unit to Gray Television, released its fiscal 2022 first-quarter results.

With Barry Diller’s IAC purchasing the National Media arm, and all other assets, of Meredith, this will be the final Q1 report television industry observers and financial analysts will see from Meredith. And, as is typical in non-political years, tough comparisons are at play, explaining a 7% Local Media revenue decline.

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