March 31, 2020 - El Pais, The news in Italy lose audience after months covering the coronavirus

News spots had experienced a similar rebound to that of Spain with the pandemic

A. T. R. El Pais

Italy decreed national quarantine on March 9, five days before Spain - although it had already isolated Lombardy and 14 other northern provinces. Since then, as has been happening in Spain, the news and current affairs programs have focused on the coronavirus crisis. The audiences reflected that this was the type of content that the incarcerated population demanded in their homes. They saw on television the way to stay up to date on the evolution of the pandemic.
Now, however, in Italy the situation has changed. The constant news about the coronavirus has saturated thousands of homes, which have become much more selective with the information. As a consequence, the series and films have been rewarded, according to a study by the Italian company Barometro published in La Repubblica.