As a fraction of a 24-hour day, how much time do the cable news networks (CNN, MSNBC, Fox) spend covering national politics, as opposed to other topics?
I’d also be curious to know how this has changed over time, if any. Does anyone know of a study that has looked at these numbers?
I took a road trip recently and spent quite a while listening to CNN on SiriusXM. I was struck by the realization that essentially 100% of the coverage was about US national politics. Basically, they’ve turned politics into the ultimate reality TV show. Wondering if it has always been this way or if this is an artifact of the Trump era.