Share of the weekly viewing audience watching free online TV in the United States from 2011 to 2017

Share of audience watching free online TV weekly in the U.S. 2011-2017 This statistic shows the share of the weekly viewing audience who watched on average up to four free online television episodes a week in the United States from 2011 to 2016, with a forecast thereof for 2017. According to the source, 17 percent of the viewing audience watched free online TV in 2016.
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Share of viewing audience
2017**16%
2016**17%
201518%
201419%
201319%
201218%
201119%
Share of viewing audience
2017**16%
2016**17%
201518%
201419%
201319%
201218%
201119%
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This statistic shows the share of the weekly viewing audience who watched on average up to four free online television episodes a week in the United States from 2011 to 2016, with a forecast thereof for 2017. According to the source, 17 percent of the viewing audience watched free online TV in 2016.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Estimate.
** Forecast.
Note: The statistic concerns the share of audience members who watched on average one-two (in the 2013 edition of the report) or two-three (in the 2014 edition of the report) or three (in the 2015 edition) or four (in the 2016 and 2017 editions) episodes a week at a broadcaster or cable network or one of their distribution partner's websites (CBS Audience Network & Hulu/partners).
Free online TV does not include Hulu Plus, iTunes, Netflix etc or sites requiring a paid subscription.
Figures for the period 2011 to 2014 come from previous editions of the report.

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