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TV news channels: frequency of consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

According to a survey conducted at the beginning of 2020 in the United Kingdom (UK), respondents were asked how frequently they consumed news from the following sources. 34 percent claimed they got their news from BBC One more than once a day, while 33 percent said the same for Sky News Channel.

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

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Release date

August 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February - April 2020

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) = 2,553; n (ITV1/ ITV Wales/ UTV/ STV) = 2,004; n (BBC News Channel) = 970; n (Sky News Channel) = 1,162; n (Channel 4) = 856; n (BBC Two) = 500; n (Channel 5) = 385; n (CNN) = 249; n (BBC Four) = 170; n (BBC Parliament) = 244.

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