Status of Local TV News in America

Status of Local TV News in America

Revenues are still growing for local TV stations that produce news, but audiences are not. This is true for all day parts that have news programming. Some time slots have seen more dramatic audience losses than others since 2007. For example, late night newscasts have declined 31% whereas morning audiences have declined only 12%. Using data from Nielsen Media Research, Pew Research Center came up with this detailed national analysis of local TV news. You can find the full report here.