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FACT SHEET | JUL 13, 2021
Local TV News Fact Sheet
Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.
FACT SHEET | JUL 13, 2021
Network News Fact Sheet
Network TV news – appointment viewing for many Americans – saw its audience decline over the past year.
FACT SHEET | JUL 13, 2021
Cable News Fact Sheet
Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans.
FACT SHEET | JUN 29, 2021
Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet
Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.
SHORT READ | MAR 17, 2021
Cable and satellite TV use has dropped dramatically in the U.S. since 2015
The share of Americans who say they watch television via cable or satellite has plunged from 76% in 2015 to 56% this year.
REPORT | NOV 23, 2020
Americans Paid Close Attention as Election Returns Came In
As election returns rolled in – albeit more slowly than in recent years – Americans were tuning in closely. They also, for the most part, gave their news sources positive marks for the coverage of the returns, though Republicans were less likely to do so than Democrats.
SHORT READ | APR 8, 2020
5 facts about Fox News
While U.S. Democrats turn to a variety of outlets for political news, no source comes close to matching the appeal of Fox News for Republicans.
REPORT | APR 1, 2020
Cable TV and COVID-19: How Americans perceive the outbreak and view media coverage differ by main news source
Responses to cable news coverage and the pandemic vary notably among Americans who identify Fox News, MSNBC or CNN as their main source of political news.
SHORT READ | SEP 27, 2018
Most Western Europeans prefer TV news while use of print outlets lags
Western Europeans have a clear preference for television as a source of news. And while use of online and radio outlets for news is also widespread, print trails the other formats.
SHORT READ | MAY 3, 2018
Declining share of Americans would find it very hard to give up TV
Just 31% of Americans say it would be very hard to give up their TV, down from 2006. In contrast, roughly half of cellphone owners say it would be very hard to give up their cellphone.

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