Americans Are The World's Biggest TV Lovers
Despite the popularity of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services in the United States, Americans spend more time than any other people watching traditional TV. According to Ofcom’s latest International Communications Market Report, Americans spent 4 hours and 42 minutes per day watching TV in 2014, roughly one hour more than people from the UK and Germany and two hours more than Chinese TV viewers who spent an average of 2 hours and 37 minutes watching the tube.
The numbers, as shown in the chart below, illustrate that as of today, TV has a lot of life in it yet. It continues to play a significant role in peoples’ everyday lives and probably will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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- Comparison of daily television viewing time in Germany 2007 and 2015Comparison of daily television viewing time in Germany 2007 and 2015
- Daily media usage in Sweden 2016, by mediumDaily media usage in Sweden 2016, by medium
- Average time spent per day with media in Sweden 2016Average time spent per day with media in Sweden 2016
- Market share of TV channels in Germany 2016Market share of TV channels in Germany 2016
- Daily time spent watching television in Germany 1997-2016Daily time spent watching television in Germany 1997-2016
- Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2016Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2016
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