Media & NewsJuly 12, 2018

Local TV News Fact Sheet (Updated)

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.

Media & NewsJune 6, 2018

Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet (Updated)

Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.

HispanicJanuary 11, 2018

Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a source for news

On a typical weekday, three-quarters of U.S. Latinos get their news from internet sources, nearly equal to the share who do so from television, according to a 2016 survey of Latino adults by Pew Research Center.

ScienceSeptember 25, 2017

Shows and films about crime, medicine help foster a positive view of scientists, say many Americans

Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 7, 2017

Americans’ online news use is closing in on TV news use

As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online, just 7 points lower than the 50% who often get news on television.

Media & NewsJune 16, 2017

Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade.

Media & NewsJune 1, 2017

Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of news channels that have become a destination for political news.

Media & NewsMay 11, 2017

Buying spree brings more local TV stations to fewer big companies

As of 2016, Sinclair, Nexstar, Gray, Tegna and Tribune owned an estimated 37% of all full-power local TV stations in the country.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2017

Fewer Americans plan to watch inauguration this year than in 2009

About seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners say they will watch the event, versus just 30% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.