U.S. consumer spending on media since 2002

The statistic above presents data on the average annual per person expenditure on different media from 2002 to 2012. In 2002, an average American spent 215 U.S. dollars a year on television use and 45 U.S. dollars on magazines.

Per person media spending in the U.S. from 2002 to 2012*

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Release date

December 2010


United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2008

Supplementary notes

* Values for 2009 to 2012 are projections.
Home video: Playback of prerecorded DVD discs and VHS cassettes only.
Radio includes spending on broadcast and satellite radio.
Television includes spending on broadcast, cable and satellite television.

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