In 2018, viewership for network local associate news stations ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC declined in key time slots – morning 6 a. m. to 9 a. m. , night 4 p.
m. to 7 p. m. and late night 11 p. m.
to 2 a. m. The common viewers explained as the common variety of TVs tuned to a program throughout a time frame for the morning news time slot reduced 10% in 2018. Local TV common viewers for the late night and night news time slots also declined 14% for both. Audience for the midday news 11 a. m.
to 2 p. m. and prime news 8 p. m. to 11 p.
m. time slots both declined 19%. Roughly 29,000 employees worked as reporters, editors, photographers or film and video editors in broadcast TV newsrooms in 2018, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics. Median wages for editors in 2018 were about $57,000, while for newshounds the figure was about $55,000. For film and video editors and camera operators, the median wage was about $50,000. Photographers had an average wage of about $46,000.
Broadcast TV newsroom employment and wage data contains both countrywide and local TV broadcasters. For particulars, see the technique.