Press ReleaseMay 3, 2022
Spectrum News #1 News Network Among Spectrum Customers in April Averaging 2.5 Million Daily Viewing Households, More Than CNN, Fox News and MSNBC Combined
Spectrum News App Reached 2 Million Total Downloads in April
STAMFORD, Conn. — Spectrum News averaged more than 2.5 million daily viewing households across its 12-state local news footprint in April, besting CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as the most-watched news network by Spectrum customers in California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin.* Additionally, the Spectrum News App reached a total of 2 million downloads with 348,000 unique visitors in April.
Raleigh (28%), Austin (10%) and Charlotte (4%) had the largest month-over-month increases in viewership as compared to CNN, and local broadcast stations ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, according to Nielsen research.**
Regionally, breaking news coverage in New York City and a live debate in North Carolina drove viewership increases in April. Highlights include:
- In North Carolina, Spectrum News 1’s live U.S. Senate primary debate between Republican candidates Marjorie Eastman, Pat McCrory and Mark Walker on April 20, recorded significant increases in viewership during the 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET hour as compared to the previous 30 day-average. Greensboro (20%) had the largest increase, followed by Wilmington (19%), Charlotte (17%), Asheville (16%), and Raleigh (13%).
- In New York City, Spectrum News NY1 ranked as the most-watched news network among Spectrum customers on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET during its live breaking news coverage of the Brooklyn subway shooting and Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin’s resignation. During that time period, NY1 recorded a 62% increase in viewership as compared to the previous 30-day average.
- Spectrum Noticias NY1’s breaking news coverage of the Brooklyn subway shooting and New York’s Lieutenant Governor’s resignation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on April 12 drove a significant increase in viewership of 112%, more than twice the viewership average as compared to the previous 30-days during that time period. From 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Noticias saw higher increases in viewership than Telemundo (21%) and Univision (unchanged).
- Similarly, on the Spectrum News App in New York City, the live feed of NY1’s wall-to-wall breaking news coverage was streamed for 1,100 total hours, the most livestreamed hours watched of any day since launch in July of 2020.
*Spectrum set-top box data is sourced from all markets where Spectrum News has distribution, and are based on a minimum threshold of 5 consecutive minutes of viewing on one station to count as a viewing HH.
**Nielsen metrics are based on Live+SD, Total Day household impressions in the following DMAs: Austin, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Greensboro, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Raleigh, San Antonio and Tampa.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.