TV news in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on TV news in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about TV news in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Average hours of local TV news per day in the U.S. 2017-2018

    • Average hours of local TV news by day and affiliate in the U.S. 2018

    • TV stations carrying local news in the U.S. 2018

    • Amount of TV stations originating local news in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Change in quantity of local TV news broadcasts in the past 12 months U.S. 2017-2018

    • Leading sources for consuming offline news in the U.S. 2019

    • Profitability of TV news in the U.S. 2000-2019

    • Local TV news revenue in the U.S. 2010-2017

  • 2. Consumption
    • Cable news networks: number of viewers in the U.S. October 2019

    • U.S. cable news networks: number of viewers October 2019

    • Morning news audiences on U.S. television networks 2016-2018

    • Evening news audiences on U.S. television networks 2016-2018

    • Local TV: early evening news viewer count 2007-2016

    • Frequency of network news consumption in the U.S. 2018

    • Frequency of watching cable news in the U.S. 2018

    • Frequency of watching cable news in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Preferred modes of news consumption in the U.S. 2016-2018

    • TV news platforms used by consumers in the U.S. in 2018, by age group

  • 3. Employees
    • Local TV newsrooms in the U.S. 2017, by affiliate

    • Local TV news employment in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Local TV news average employment in the U.S. 2017-2018, by role

    • Multi-media journalist use in local TV news in the U.S. in 2017

    • Share of ethnic minorities on TV news in the U.S. by gender 2018

    • Hourly wages in radio and TV broadcasting in the U.S. 2018

  • 4. Trust and likeability
    • Trust in news media in the U.S. 2019

    • Opinion on objectivity of selected news outlets in the U.S. 2017

    • Confidence in television news in the U.S. 2010-2018

    • Trust in selected news sources in the U.S. 2019, by age group

    • Political news: importance of likeable anchors in the U.S. 2018

    • Most trusted news hosts in the U.S. 2018

    • Least trusted news hosts in the U.S. 2018

    • Level of trust in CNN in the United States as of April 2018

  • 5. Fake news
    • Perceived sources of fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Perceived level of inaccuracy in traditional media by age in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived level of inaccuracy in traditional media by education in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018, by age

    • Perception that fake news is a major problem in the U.S. 2017, by age

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