According to Time Warner's recent Q1 earnings call, "AOL’s overall U.S. brand subscriber base declined 835,000 in the first quarter to 18.6 million." In 1997, my first year at AOL, we had boasted 11 million members. It had swelled to 33 million by my final year with the company in 2002. What a sad reversal of fortune. The Internet Stock Blog � Time Warner Inc. Q1 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (TWX).