Stories from the Past Week in Broadcasting

Last Week in America: August 27-31

Last week, broadcasters ushered in the start of the college football season and reported the latest results from this year’s U.S. Open tennis matches. They also showcased how members of their communities are donating their time and skills as volunteers and honored our four-legged friends on National Dog Day. They also helped viewers to brave the heat wave sweeping the nation.

Here are some of the top trends last week:




22,099 Airings

22,099 stories documenting the energy of the first weekend of college football.

Story from WCOS AM »   Story from WTSO AM »



18,364

18,364 reports on the best matchups and storylines from this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Story from WCBS AM »   Story from NY1 »



12,113

12,113 stories covering volunteers going above and beyond to help their communities with everything from masonry to animal welfare.

Story from WAVY »   Story from KFSN »



6,740 Airings

3,023 stories exploring popular online games and their social impact.

Story from WFSB »



1,921 Airings

1,921 stories featuring the cutest dogs and the most exciting ways to celebrate National Dog Day with them.

Story from KDFW »   Story from WXTN »




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