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It seems local news grew in viewership during 2013. I know I watched mine a bit more than I used to. Not sure why, to be honest, but I did. Even the struggling late night news increased, though that was barely noticeable. Media Bistro reported:
Viewership climbed 6% in the morning (5 to 7 a.m.) and 3% in the early evening (5 to 7 p.m.) newscasts, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The audience barely edged up—by .1%—in the late night slot (11 p.m.), a newscast that had suffered the biggest decreases in recent years.
Pew reports the viewership increases were the result of a strong November sweeps period: the morning news grew by 12%, evening news was up 8% and late night was up 6%.