July 9, 2015

Local TV: News Viewership by Key Time Slot

Year Morning News Late News Early Evening News
2007 12,304 29,325 25,722
2008 12,489 28,399 25,254
2009
2010 11,641 25,296 23,912
2011 11,800 26,062 23,609
2012 11,255 24,226 22,020
2013 11,965 24,252 22,736
2014 12,166 23,902 23,309

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Note: Numbers represent ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC affiliates. March 2009 ratings are not comparable to the traditional winter sweeps period, February, and as such, 2009 figures are not included here.
Morning News: 5 to 7 a.m. Eastern Time or equivalent
Early Evening News: 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time or equivalent
Late Night News: 11 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time or equivalent.

Pew Research Center