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Average time spent with major media per day in the United States as of September 2017 (in minutes)

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Daily media consumption in the U.S. 2017 This statistic contains data on the average daily media use in the United States in as of September 2017. During the survey period, it was found that U.S. adults spent an average of 123 minutes (two hours and three minutes) on laptop and desktop activities every day. The source estimated that the average American spent 721 minutes per day with media. The daily reach of television was estimated at over 75% of the population in spring 2016, whilst 21.7 percent of the population accessed magazines on a daily basis.
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This statistic contains data on the average daily media use in the United States in as of September 2017. During the survey period, it was found that U.S. adults spent an average of 123 minutes (two hours and three minutes) on laptop and desktop activities every day. The source estimated that the average American spent 721 minutes per day with media. The daily reach of television was estimated at over 75% of the population in spring 2016, whilst 21.7 percent of the population accessed magazines on a daily basis.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2017
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
* Excludes digital.
Time spent includes all time spent with each medium regardless of multitasking.
Total time spent: 12 hours 1 minute.

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