Watching television in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2014

This statistic displays regular television watching in the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014. The share of respondents watching television on a regular basis was highest in 2007. In 2013, 96 percent of all adults reported watching television regularly.

Do you watch television regularly?*

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Release date

May 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October to November 2014**

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was: "Which of the following do you regularly do?" (Prompted responses)
** Previous dates of survey are available from Ofcom.
*** n (2005) = 3,244; n (2007) = 2,905; n (2009) = 1,824; n (2010) = 2,177; n (2011) = 1,823; n (2012) = 1,805; n (2013) = 1,642; n (2014) = 1,890.

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