March 13, 2006

Local Evening and Late News Audience Share

Evening News Share Late News Share
1997 19.4 22.3
1998 19 21.5
1999 18.6 21.1
2000 17.4 20.6
2001 16.8 19.7
2002 16.3 18.9
2003 16.1 18.7
2004 15.9 18.6
2005 15.6 18.3

The percentage of TV sets in used tuned to local news is dropping both during the dinner and late night.