Skip to comments.Study: Network News Viewers at All-Time Low; Half under Age 30 Never Watch News
Posted on 01/12/2014 12:37:59 PM PST by Zakeet
Network news viewers are declining in unprecedented rates, from an average of 48 million nightly network news viewers in 1985 to 24.5 million in 2013, according to Pew Research analysis of Nielsen Media Research data.
Young people aged 18-29 are the least likely to watch network news regularly (only 11 percent did so in 2012), and 49 percent of people in this age group say they never watch the news.
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We finally found something that we're good at ... losing credibility!
I never watch any TV news any more
Have read that the grunge generations think the Comedy Channel shows are legitimate news, that is where they get their opinions.........
Don’t forget online sources like Yahoo News, Bing, and others.
No surprise. Most younger folks are cutting loose, what they watch comes from Hulu, DVDs and the like.
The mainstream press has been the propaganda arm of the DNC for so long, I stopped watching years ago.
I’ve mentioned this dozens of times on FR, same thing with newspapers.
Yet so many want to avoid social media thus allowing the progressives to indoctrinate our millenials.
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Study: Network News Viewers at All-Time Low; Half under Age 30 Never Watch News
Its not news. Its all bullcrap propaganda.. Whole news programs are devoted to pushing “climate change” the homosexual agenda, Obamacare etc..
The lines would practically write themselves... The skits could be about the idiocy of lefty logic
Newser losers on a roll ... ping.
Yup. And they can tell outrageous lies, and when called on it, claim “hey, we’re just a comedy show; we don’t have to be truthful.”
Maybe because there’s not much news to watch?
The watch “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”. That’s why they voted like dimwits in the last two elections.
I’d say it differently — not much news being reported.
And yet....we’re more awash in libtards than ever.
I have not watched network news since Election Night 2000. Same with CNN excepting the Gabby Gifford shooting when they had better reporting than did Fox News. Barely watch any Fox News either these days.
I want to know what is happening not some 20 something producer’s interpretation of what’s happening delivered through the mouth of some idiot.
I find my news elsewhere, which does take some effort.
You win, you said it much better. :)
Unfortunately, the DNC has moved on to the entertainment industry to provide their propaganda.
“I tried to remember, back when I had tv, the last network newscast I watched...I can’t be sure. I think it was in the previous century.”
Me too. If fact way in the last Century.
I’m no fan of $arah Palin,
but when I hear someone repeating that line
as if she’d said it
then I know I’m dealing with a mushhead.
/”mushhead” = worshipper of Oh!Bama!
//Tina Fey was damned funny in that role, nonetheless
///Aristotle taught that the easiest way to destroy a
political opponent was to get people to laugh at them
////learn your history because nothing changes
Here’s a link you can show him:
Just saying. Even on Snopes, it says Palin didn’t say it.
She said it was possible to see Russia from Alaska. That is possible.
Tina Fey said she could see Russia from her house.
I haven’t seen a 6 PM national broadcast since 9/11. It’s either by accident when someone just changes the channel without my knowing etc but I never do.
Gosh, could it be due to the fact that they’re dispensing LEFTIST BULLSHIT has become obvious to even the skulls full of mush??
I’m not holding my breath but there MIGHT yet be hope!
“I never watch any TV news any more”
I NEVER WATCH PROPAGANDA ANYMORE
I’ve been saying it for some time...every time they carry a body bag out of a nursing home; newspapers lose another subscriber, and network news loses another viewer. Those viewers are NOT being replaced.
I can’t remember the last time I saw network news. Who gets their news from that crap anymore?
The Flag behind her should either have swastika or a Hammer and sickle.
I thought this was a John Semmens post...
“seven in 10 (53 percent) could not identify the picture of Brian Williams”
Seven out of ten is 53% according to the article.
This is part of a long term trend. I don’t know why any intelligent person would waste their time watching the MSM news. I suspect the older people the call viewers just have it on in the background while the are taking a nap. The MSM news certainly is sleep inducing.
That graphic is old.
Faux joined them long ago.
Good. It’s all crap. “News Entertainment” killed news reporting.
Young Americans under 30 are becoming semi-literate but also have abandoned ‘traditional’ nightly news shows. The propaganda and stale ‘news’ TV offers is being rejected by the majority of Americans. They are even losing the over-65 demographic, likely to attrition. This is good but the success of ‘comedy’ propaganda shows like that of Jon Stewart is taking their place. Meanwhile, the erosion of literacy in America as well as the jumble of opinions and lies on the internet aren’t giving young people a valid source for actual ‘news’. Sure, conservatives and liberals have their own sites but objective reporting is hard to find. Everybody has an ‘angle’. It can get discouraging and apparently many under-30’s are simply opting out.
The old people are dying off it is habit with older people..
I never watch network news and I’m 56.
All the news worth knowing about is found on Free Republic.
Why do you think Bristol Palin went on "Dancing with the stars?"
Why was Palin one of the first to take full advantage of Facebook and Twitter?
Her "Sarah in Alaska" show also, and then you have the C4P website that does the live-blogging for her and acts as her de-facto secretary.
Republicans should have been doing this, and yes, start making appearances not only on Stewart and Colbert, but on other late-night shows as well.
What I find amazing is that the networks are continually paying the news anchors more with each new contract, despite the fact that fewer people tune in year after year. It’s not just the buffoons who get their news from The Daily Show that are stupid, you know. The heads of the network news departments are morons, also, for paying more money in order to attract fewer and fewer eyeballs.
Tv news is awful! Especially the alphabet channels.
You get much better news within five minutes on the radio from those stations that still have top of the hour news.
Meanwhile, LBN or FR is great!
Well, they don't have to watch the news. But they're still required to go to school each day. On balance, much more damaging to the soul than TV.
The networks still do news? I did not know that.
I read a while back that the Koch brothers were buying up liberal newspapers around the country...well that's great, but who reads newspapers anymore? The 50 and older set, which is right now in charge of the nation. What happens, though, when they all retire, and Generation.com takes the reins? Holy crap! If you think tings are bad now, jut wait 'til those know-nothings take over. Think you'll have a happy retirement? Yeah right...they'll raid your 401Ks, portfolios and pensions to pay for runaway Social Security and Mediscare, and the myriad social programs they thought were so cool when they were in their 20s and 30s. The people we need to be reaching are the young people, not those who still read newspapers, belong to the Heritage Foundation, and watch TV news.
What Sarah Palin is doing is a good first step, but it's only a baby step. I think Glenn Beck has made a bigger move in the right direction with his Blaze Network, just he needs some better programming...what he has on now is lame.
I don't know how to go about making it happen, but some enterprising soul out there needs to create a fund through which conservatives can pool their money, to buy control of cable TV systems, TV networks, movie studios, record labels, sports teams, etc. Then they need to find conservative/patriotic artists, and promote them, instead of the likes of Tina Fey, Kanye West and Jon Stewart. Generation.commers aren't going to go looking for their entertainment, they're going to watch what's on when they turn on the TV. They're going to listen to whatever's on their favorite radio station. If we're going to get our conservative/patriotic message out to them, we have to acquire the means to deliver the message, and put it in a package they'll accept.
It's a huge undertaking, but it has to happen...and right freakin' now. Otherwise, we can just kiss our Republic goodbye in 10-15 years , when Generation.com starts getting elected to office. If Generation X (my generation) hasn't blown it all before then, that is.
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They also think that "60 Minutes" is a news show.
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