TV news viewers after shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Denmark 2020

After implementing the measures to curb spreading the coronavirus by the Danish government on March 11, 2020 (week 11), the average number of TV news viewers in Denmark generally increased in the following weeks. In week ten of 2020, roughly 643 thousand people in the Scandinavian country watched the television news broadcast 21 Søndag on DR1 at 9.00 pm per day. The average daily viewer number grew and reached 776 thousand in week 14 of 2020 and even 843 thousand in week 17. However, from week 13 onwards, the trend of watching television news was generally decreasing again. From June 1 to 7, 2020, 21 Søndag was the most popular TV news broadcast in Denmark, with 711 thousand daily viewers on average.

The first case of the coronavirus in Denmark was confirmed on February 27, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Average daily number of viewers of selected television news before and after the shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Denmark from week 10 to 23, 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

Week 10-23, 2020

Age group

3 years and older

Supplementary notes

* No number available in weeks 15 and 22.

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