Local TV news continues to be the leading news source for Americans, according to a study released Tuesday by Pew Research Center, "with almost three out of four U.S. adults (71%) watching local television news, compared with 65% viewing network newscasts and 38% cable news over the course of a month, according to our analysis of Nielsen data from February 2013."
In the study, Katerina Eva Matsa wrote that audiences for the three main time slots for local news grew. Even including numbers from 2013, however, the overall numbers for local TV news is down about 3 percent since 2007. Big news events during November of last year may also explain the higher numbers for 2013, Matsa wrote. (more...)