Britain's Most Admired By Sector: Media

No change in first and second place for BSkyB and WPP Group, although their scores are down.

1 BSkyB 69.7
2 WPP Group 63.8
3 Thomson Reuters* 63.3
4 Reed Elsevier* 61.3
5 Pearson 56.1

Ex-BSkyB CEO James Murdoch now runs News Corp's European business, replaced at the pay TV channel by former FD Jeremy Darroch. The challenge is to hang on to Sky subscribers as consumers' belts tighten. WPP Group, up two places overall to 16th, celebrated its £987m takeover of market research outfit Taylor Nelson Sofres. In October, bullish CEO Martin Sorrell said he expected WPP to defy 'very tough' conditions in 2009 and increase revenues - Q3 results for 2008 were down. Thomson Reuters, headed by CEO Tom Glocer, scores a decent third in sector.

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