March 13, 2005

Network vs. Local TV News Consumption

Local Television News Nightly Network News
May 1993 77 60
April 1996 65 42
April 1998 64 38
April 2000 56 30
April 2002 57 32
April 2004 59 34

Although they have both lost audience, network news has more of its audience since 1993 than has local news. One factor is that local TV has expanded dramatically the number of hours it broadcasts, particularly in the morning.