May 1 2008

Total mentions on Nightly Network News

Chart accompanying TV’s Low-Cal Campaign Coverage

Number of times each candidate appeared on World News, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News (12/26/07-2/5/08). An appearance was tallied each time a candidate was mentioned, had a soundbite or interview, or had a campaign ad included in the newscast.

Barack Obama: 1,204

Hillary Clinton: 992

John McCain: 931

Mitt Romney: 904

Mike Huckabee: 503

John Edwards: 392

Rudy Giuliani: 238

Fred Thompson: 62

Chris Dodd: 22

Mike Bloomberg: 21

Bill Richardson: 16

Joe Biden: 10

Ron Paul: 10

Dennis Kucinich: 7