Average daily media use in the United States from 2012 to 2018, by device (in minutes)

Average daily media use in the U.S. 2012-2018 This statistic contains data on the average daily media use in the United States from 2012 to 2015, and a forecast from 2016 to 2018. In 2015, an average American spent 132 minutes on desktop/laptop devices each day. While consumers increasingly turn to the internet and mobile devices for entertainment, the weekly time spent with traditional TV has decreased. In the second quarter of 2015, Millennials spent an average of 1,173 minutes weekly watching traditional TV, but this figure decreased to 1,059 minutes (17 hours and 39 minutes) by the third quarter of 2016.
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TV**Desktop/laptopMobile (nonvoice)Radio**Newspapers**Magazines**
201227814488922417
2013271136135902015
2014262134157881813
2015251132177871713
2016*245131186871612
2017*240130195861511
2018*235128203851511
TV**Desktop/laptopMobile (nonvoice)Radio**Newspapers**Magazines**
201227814488922417
2013271136135902015
2014262134157881813
2015251132177871713
2016*245131186871612
2017*240130195861511
2018*235128203851511
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This statistic contains data on the average daily media use in the United States from 2012 to 2015, and a forecast from 2016 to 2018. In 2015, an average American spent 132 minutes on desktop/laptop devices each day. While consumers increasingly turn to the internet and mobile devices for entertainment, the weekly time spent with traditional TV has decreased. In the second quarter of 2015, Millennials spent an average of 1,173 minutes weekly watching traditional TV, but this figure decreased to 1,059 minutes (17 hours and 39 minutes) by the third quarter of 2016.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2012 to 2018
Supplementary notes
* Forecast
** excludes digital.
Note: The time spent with each medium includes all time spent with that medium, regardless of multitasking; for example, one hour of multitasking on desktop/laptop while watching TV was counted as one hour for TV and one hour for desktop/laptop.

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