Monday, December 15, 2008

Cable/Internet News Up, Cable exceeds Network TV


Gallup's Lymari Morales writes, "for the first time since Gallup began asking this question in 1995, significantly more Americans say they turn to cable news networks daily than say they turn to nightly network news programs, though it is worth noting that the popularity of the network news programs has remained fairly stable compared with recent years."

The Internet has shown the biggest increase in popularity as a news source, with 31% of Americans saying it is a daily news source. This marks a nearly 50% increase since 2006 and a more than 100% increase since 2002.