Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the
dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew
Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest
audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national
cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.
Almost three out of four U.S. adults (71%) watch local television news and 65% view network newscasts over the course of a month, according to Nielsen data from February 2013.