How is the Derek Chauvin trial being covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of him across television news, showing a small burst of coverage in June 2020, but that the majority of mentions have been during his trial.
In contrast, George Floyd received nearly equal mentions during June 2020 and the trial.
Comparing the total mentions of Derick Chauvin across the four stations, CNN takes the lead, followed by MSNBC, but BBC actually has mentioned his name more than Fox News.
Similarly, the graph below counts the total seconds of airtime in which Chauvin's name was displayed onscreen, showing the same breakdown, with CNN displaying his name for almost 80 hours since June 2020, followed by 67 hours on MSNBC, 15 hours on BBC and 11 hours on Fox News.