Altice USA’s News 12 Networks is the main source of local news among
adults in the New York Tri-State area, according to a new
study from Pew Research Center. The study, based on a survey of
approximately 35,000 adults across the United States, focused on how
Americans learn about and consume local news in their communities.
In response to an open-ended question, News 12 Networks was named the
main source of local news in the New York tri-state area by more
respondents than any other local news source in the area, including all
major local broadcast affiliates, and twice as many times as the next
“This study underscores the importance of local news and how viewers in
the tri-state area rely on News 12 Networks and our talented news teams
for hyper-local coverage of their communities,” said Michael Schreiber,
President of Altice USA News. “We thank our viewers for making News 12
their preferred source for local news and look forward to continuing to
deliver the very best hyper-local coverage, from breaking news events to
weather and everything in between.”
Overall, the study found that local TV stations were the top type of
local news provider in the tri-state area, with 32 percent of
respondents saying they tuned in to TV stations for their news often,
followed by daily newspapers at 19 percent and radio stations at 14
News 12 Networks is the most viewed TV network on Altice USA’s Optimum
TV lineups, and the network continues to experience significant growth
in both TV ratings and digital viewership.
According to Nielsen, in Q1 2019, News 12 experienced its sixth
consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the M-F 5-9 AM daypart
among adults aged 25-54 and saw a 20% increase in ratings over the same
quarter during the last year among adults aged 25-54 during the M-F 6-9
In addition, News 12 also saw a record number of unique visitors to
digital and mobile platforms and had the best year to date in terms of
social media engagement and web/mobile views in network history.
News 12 also continues to be recognized for its high-quality journalism,
earlier this year receiving 51 New York Emmy® Awards nominations for its
recent news programming.
About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications
and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband,
pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary
content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million
residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum
and Suddenlink brands.