April 28, 2015

Average Number of News Hours per Weekday Hits a Plateau

Year Average number of news hours per weekday
2003 3.7
2004 3.6
2005 3.8
2006 4.1
2007 4.1
2008 4.6
2009 5.0
2010 5.3
2011 5.5
2012 5.4
2013 5.3

Source: RTDNA/Hofstra University Surveys
Note: Based on survey responses of news directors at all commercial local TV stations in 2013.

Pew Research Center