Broadcast TV news climate change airtime U.S. 2015-2023, by network

Number of minutes of climate change coverage by major broadcast news channels in the United States from 2015 to 2023

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Release date

March 2024


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2023

Supplementary notes

*Includes morning news as well as nightly news, and Sunday morning political shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC, and the Sunday morning political show on Fox. Figures for years prior to 2020 do not include morning news or Sunday morning political shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC and therefore are not directly comparable.
The source searched transcripts in the Nexis database for: ABC's Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and This Week BS’ Mornings, Evening News, and Face the Nation; NBC’s Today, Nightly News, and Meet the Press; Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Fox News Sunday; and PBS NewsHour for any of the terms and any derivations of the following terms: climate change, global warming, changing climate, climate warms, climate warming, warming climate, warmer climate, warming planet, warmer planet, warming globe, warmer globe,global temperatures, rising temperatures, hotter temperatures, climate science, climate scientist, Paris climate, climate accord, Paris accord, climate agreement, Paris agreement, climate deal, climate crisis, green new deal, climate conference, climate plan, COP 26, carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, or net zero.

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