Average time spent watching TV during COVID-19 pandemic Malaysia 2020

As at March 31, 2020, the average time spent per viewer watching television was 7 hours and 8 minutes, compared to 5 hours 36 minutes at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia. There was a marked increase in TV viewership in Malaysia since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18. The MCO essentially restricts the movement of Malaysians out of the home to only essential activities such as grocery shopping or medical emergencies. The MCO has been extended for the third time to May 12.

Average time spent watching TV per person during the COVID-19 pandemic Malaysia 2020 as at March 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

January 25 and March 31, 2020

Special properties

figures cover the free-to-air and paid TV landscape in Peninsular Malaysia

Supplementary notes

*Date of the first confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in Malaysia.

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