Duration change of TV news consumption in coronavirus outbreak in China 2019-2020

Over the first eleven weeks of 2020, Chinese consumers spent a total of 1,112 minutes on average watching TV news, indicating nearly a double amount of time compared to that in the equivalent period of the previous year. To curb the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the Chinese government imposed a lockdown in the epicenter Wuhan city from late January, 2020, and later expanded the measure across the country. Most of the Chinese people relied on national TV channels to receive the most updated epidemic information.

Comparison of TV news viewing duration among Chinese people during coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak from January 1 to March 15, 2020 to the same period in 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

January 1, 2019 to March 15, 2020

Supplementary notes

The time range used by the source for comparison was the first eleven weeks of 2019 and 2020.

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