Two nights earlier than the Philadelphia Eagles took house its first Super Bowl trophy, the networks had been much more targeted on tales associated to the large sport than to 1 measure of the U.S. economic system. So pre-sport tales nonetheless outranked the sturdy jobs report practically 5-to-1.
The January jobs report had been launched that day, Feb. 2, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, displaying a “robust” 200,000 jobs added that month, in response to the Associated Press. Unemployment remained at the 17-year-low four.1 % fee and wages grew.
All three networks talked about the “solid” jobs numbers in the midst of masking a 666-point drop in the inventory market. But World News Tonight, Evening News and Nightly News spent nearly 5 instances extra on two “Made in America” tales related to the NFL championship, safety in Minneapolis and a winter carnival for Super Bowl attendees.
The networks spent 105 whole seconds speaking about the jobs report (World News 14 seconds, Evening News 25 seconds, Nightly News 66 seconds). That identical evening, the 4 Super Bowl-related tales together with two on Nightly News took up 503 seconds.