Time spent with media in the U.S. 2011-2022

In 2019, the average daily time spent with major media including television, newspapers, magazines, radio, and digital formats of each amounted to 750 minutes (12 hours and 30 minutes). In November 2019 the source estimated that the figure for 2020 would also be 12.5 hours on average, but readjusted its forecasts in April 2020, largely due to the coronavirus and the impending U.S. recession. It was predicted in April that the average time spent with media per day would actually be 13 hours and 35 minutes in 2020.

Time spent per day with major media in the United States from 2011 to 2022

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

included are digital (online on desktop and laptop computers, mobile nonvoice and other connected devices), TV, radio, print (offline reading only), newspapers, magazines, radio, and television

Supplementary notes

Figures have been converted into minutes.
Figures for the period 2011 to 2017 come from earlier publications.
All figures are estimates.

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