By Ken Tucci, WBZ-TV


I’m curious as to how many folks actually watch the 11:00 news every night. I am out the door at 6 a.m. and in bed by 9 pm. I bet if you took a survey asking folks if they see the 11 news they will say no.  Just wondering.  – Nancy, Stoneham

Sorry, Nancy….fortunately for us….quite a few people watch the 11pm news.  According to the channel 4 person who studies viewership…over the past year, 11pm newscasts in the Boston “market” averaged 468,000 viewers each night…that’s all 11pm newscasts, not just ours.  And while that’s not as many as the heyday, before intense cable competition, the internet, etc….it’s nothing to sneeze at.

Viewing has seasonal swings as well, with summer months lower than winter.

Of course, a lot of people are going to bed earlier than they once did.  That’s why there is growth in newscasts at earlier times….like the 9pm newscast we do on channel 38.

Do you watch news at 11p, or is that just too late?  When do you watch?

Comments (3)
  1. Arthur Taylor says:

    I watch the 11:00 pm news every night unless I fall asleep. Not very often do I fall asleep.

    ART

  2. 1stackmack says:

    i’m sorry,the 11 pm news is over rated.why wait till 11 when you can get news 24-7 on cable or the web.i personaly like the news at 9 on 38.kate and todd are funny.who cares about the ivestagative news at 11 when it re airs in the morning.bring back coversation nation ken..

  3. Victoria says:

    I go to bed around 10:30 on weekdays but, I still watch the 11pm news, I just watch it the next morning thanks to my DVR.

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