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.
- Average daily television viewing time in France 2005-2015Average daily television viewing time in France 2005-2015
- Daily television viewing time among children in France 2003-2013Daily television viewing time among children in France 2003-2013
- Comparison of daily television viewing time in Germany 2007 and 2015Comparison of daily television viewing time in Germany 2007 and 2015
- Daily media use per person in the U.S. 2016Daily media use per person in the U.S. 2016
- Media reach in the U.S. 2016Media reach in the U.S. 2016
- Number of TV households in the U.S. 2000-2017Number of TV households in the U.S. 2000-2017
- Distribution of media time worldwide 2010-2018Distribution of media time worldwide 2010-2018
- Audience market share of television stations in the Netherlands 2010-2015Audience market share of television stations in the Netherlands 2010-2015
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