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Time marches on. Time Inc. tops a new list of the leading magazine media companies while eight of the publishing house's magazines rank among the top 30 magazines. Time Inc. has estimated
magazine-related revenues of almost $3.8 billion according to the listing, developed by Folio. The company's magazines include People, Time and Sports Illustrated (Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively). Conde
Nast Publications and Hearst Corp. are distantly second and third on the company list, both generating more than $1.4 billion, while Meredith Corp. (No. 4) and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines (No. 5) also
break the billion-dollar mark. The remainder of the list, in order, includes Ziff Davis Media, Gruner+Jahr USA, Primedia, Cahners Business Information and CMP Media Inc. But none of them own the top-
rated magazine, TV Guide, which belongs to Gemstone. This is the ninth year in a row the television magazine has held the top spot. Meredith's Better Homes and Gardens is No. 5. Rounding out the top 10
magazines, in order: Reader's Digest, Newsweek, Business Week, Parade and Family Circle.