Did you know that more than half of the population within the state of Washington (approximately 3.5 million) reside within the Seattle Bellevue and Tacoma metropolitan area? Did you also know that Seattle is home to some of the most avid readers in the nation? In fact, Seattle has more bookstores, libraries, and library card holders in the U.S. Another interesting fact about Seattle is something contrary to a long held popular belief about the city; it is not that rainy! In truth, Seattle actually has less annual precipitation than Houston, New York City, and Chicago. This rare fact may contribute to why Seattle residents buy more sunglasses per capita than any other U.S. city. The weather might be another reason why Seattle residents bike to work more than any other city, too. I do not know about you, but my mind is officially blown.
So, where do Seattle residents go to find out if they need to carry an umbrella or wear their sunglasses each day? For up to the minute Seattle weather KOMO, Seattle local news, and Seattle breaking news, Seattle residents turn to Seattle news stations the most. In fact, according to Nielsen ratings, network Seattle news stations garner a good chunk of the market share, particularly as it relates to 25 to 54 year old demographic. Seattle news stations have, of course, their established television presence. However, their online counterparts are growing in readership as well. All three of the major network Seattle news stations boast relatively healthy site rankings and numbers of site visitors.
In addition to Seattle news stations, there are plenty of other breaking news Seattle sources, too. Print mediums include traditional and alternative daily and weekly publications that have their own loyal followings. Akin to Seattle news stations, the print news sources also have their own online presence.