Public Media Policybase

System revenue, by source, for two decades

For later years, scroll to the right

Public TV and radio combined, 1991-2011 (In thousands, add 000)

Revenue sourceFY 1991    FY 1992FY 1993    FY 1994    FY 1995    FY 1996 (a)    FY 1997    FY 1998    FY 1999    FY 2000    FY 2001FY 2002FY 2003FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006****FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011
CPB (b)$242,060$251,030$253,309$275,000$285,640$275,000$260,000$250,000$250,000$300,000$340,000$350,000$362,809 (c)$377,800$386,800$396,000$400,000$393,000$400,000$420,000$429,100
Federal grants &
contracts (d)
$91,350$122,765$116,218$54,975$52,703$63,976$62,053$47,458$50,996$42,358$45,185$59,454$91,841$67,006$66,005$74,275$79,760$73,729$79,027$88,781$82,613
State & local tax- based (e)$503,446$484,519$475,176$509,528$560,481$517,623$536,456$543,701$541,382$577,187$593,449$589,747$583,350$582,398$590,051$599,889$656,127$672,520$655,733$591,665$564,972
Private sector (f)$884,029$931,775$945,392$955,128$1,018,367$1,099,125$1,076,855$1,174,927$1,196,820$1,283,446$1,301,829$1,287,904$1,295,498$1,343,411$1,349,172$1,634,555$1,786,804$1,710,007$1,508,577$1,608,210$1,759,241
Total revenue$1,720,885$1,790,089$1,790,095$1,794,631$1,917,191$1,955,724$1,935,364$2,016,086$2,039,197$2,202,991$2,280,463$2,287,105$2,333,498$2,370,615$2,392,028$2,704,719$2,922,690$2,849,256$2,643,336$2,708,656$2,835,927
Source: CPB annual revenue reports for fiscal years starting Oct. 1 of previous calendar year.
(a) Revenues for 1996 are accounted on the basis of the new reporting standards, CPB said. Accordingly, direct comparison between 1996 and other years should be avoided.
(b) Does not include supplemental appropriations for digital projects.
(c) In FY 2003, .65% of appropriation was withheld and later CPB received a supplemental appropriation.
(d) Includes the satellite replacement funds.
(e) State and local tax-based sources include revenue received from state and local governments and all tax-supported colleges and universities.
(f) Fiscal years 2006 and later include all "non-eligible" in-kind revenue that previously was not counted by CPB.

 

Percentage breakdown

CPB appropriation varied, ranging from 12.3% (FY99) to 16.2% (FY05)

Other federal grants and contracts ranged from 1.9% (FY2000) to 6.9% (FY92)

State/local tax-based sources generally fell from 29.3% (FY91) to 19.9% (FY11)

Private sector, including audience, business and foundation sources, generally rose from 51.4% (FY91) to 62% (FY11)

System revenue, four sources, 1991-2011

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