March 13, 2005

How Often People Watch Local TV News

Regularly Sometimes Hardly Ever Never
1993 76 16 5 3
1995 72 18 6 4
1996 65 23 7 5
1997 72 16 7 5
1998 64 22 6 8
2000 56 24 9 11
2002 57 24 8 11
2004 59 23 8 10

The percentage of Americans who say they regularly watch local TV news fell 22% from 1993 to 2004.