How has television news covered Dr. Fauci? The timeline below shows the total daily mentions of him across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of last year. His name first starts appearing regularly during the last few days of February 2020 and has remained steadily in the news ever since. From February of last year through early February of this year, he has been mentioned by CNN and MSNBC more than Fox News. However, since late February of this year, Fox News has begun mentioning him more, accelerating in mid-May and mentioning him heavily since the start of this month.
As the graph below shows, since the start of the pandemic he has been mentioned 18,417 times on CNN, 12,591 times on MSNBC and 11,151 times on Fox News. Though since the start of this year, he has been mentioned the most on Fox News, with 4,974 mentions to CNN's 2,660 and MSNBC's 2,374.
The graph below shows the total seconds of airtime since the start of last year in which Dr. Fauci's name appeared somewhere in the onscreen text. On CNN his name has appeared more than 201 hours, followed by 120 hours on MSNBC, 73 hours on Fox News and 5.7 hours on BBC.