Live television viewing occasions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey fielded in the United Kingdom in 2012 concerning occasions survey respondents watched life TV. Of UK respondents, 18 percent reported watching live TV when with friends.

Occasions respondents watched live television in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012

Share of respondents
When I'm home alone48%
When I've got a couple of hours to spare41%
When with family39%
Just before I go to bed32%
First thing in the morning22%
When with friends18%
Straight after work/ college17%
When I'm waiting for people/ things to happen15%
When I've got 10 minutes to spare14%
When I'm doing other things14%
A break at work/ school (e.g. lunchtime)5%
When I'm at work/ school3%
When I'm out and about3%
When I'm travelling in a car as a passenger3%
In the bathroom3%
When I'm on the bus/ train/ plane3%
I do this at another time of day13%
I do not do this activity11%
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Release date

November 2012


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012

Number of respondents

n (online) = 1,064; n (offline, face-to face) = 234

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

nationally representative; weighted according to ONS Internet Use data

Supplementary notes

The source did not provide information regarding the exact survey question or date of survey.

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