TV news channels: frequency of consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

This statistic displays the frequency of consumption for the main TV news channels in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. Of respondents, 34 percent reported watching the news on BBC One more than once a day, while 22 percent watched the news on Channel 4 once a day.

How often do you watch the news on each source?*

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

all who use the sources mentioned**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question: "And typically how often do you watch the news on ?"
** n (BBC One) = 2,698; n (ITV1/ ITV Wales/ UTV/ STV) = 2,011; n (BBC News Channel) = 1,101; n (Sky News Channel) = 1,075; n (Channel 4) = 829; n (BBC Two) = 524; n (Channel 5) = 452; n (CNN) = 227; n (BBC Four) = 198; n (BBC Parliament) = 200.

The percentages do not sum 100. The source provides no explanation.

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