Average daily time spent on watching TV during the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland 2020

In March and April 2020, Finns spent around 25 to 30 percent more time watching TV during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, compared to the corresponding figures of 2019. Due to the self-isolation measures, the average daily television viewing time in Finland increased from 170 minutes in March 2019 to 212 minutes in March 2020. In the following month, the average viewing time grew even more, by roughly 29.5 percent, in comparison with 2019.

At the same time, television news were considered the most important news source for information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Finland. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Increase in average daily time spent on watching television in Finland in spring 2020 compared to 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 16-22; April 13-19, 2020*

Number of respondents

2,100 respondents

Age group

4 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The source adds the following information: "Finnpanel Oy measures in-home TV viewing from a panel of 1,000 households (around 2,100 participants). The peoplemeter approach is a continuous 24-hour measurement of in-home viewing from a long term panel of households, which is equipped with metering devices to monitor changes in set status and viewer appearance."

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