How has Black Lives Matter been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of the phrase across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing its television news emergence in April 2014, its initial wave of coverage from early 2015 to late 2017 and its second wave from June 2020 to present. Since mid-2021, CNN and MSNBC have slowly decreased their mentions, while Fox News has maintained its focus.
Fox News has mentioned the phrase the most, more than CNN and MSNBC combined.
Looking just since the start of 2020, CNN and MSNBC considerably reduce their mentions from around April 2021, while Fox News has begun ramping back up its mentions since last month.
Looking since the start of this year, Fox News began ramping back up its mentions of the phrase since the last week of January.
Since the start of 2020, Fox News has mentioned Black Lives Matter somewhere in its onscreen text for more than 37.5 hours, compared with MSNBC’s 23.4 hours and CNN’s 14.2 hours.
Looking at online news coverage of Black Lives Matter, mentions rapidly faded from a peak on June 8, 2020 to mid-October 2020 and have slowly faded since.