U.S. daily media usage time via desktop or laptop 2012-2018

The timeline shows daily time spent with media contents over desktop/laptop computers in the United States from 2012 to 2018. The total daily time U.S. adults spend consuming media in this manner is expected to decrease from 144 minutes (2 hours 24 minutes) in 2012 to 128 minutes (2 hours and 8 minutes) in 2018, which is largely due to the increase in mobile device usage.

Time spent per day with media content via computer in the United States from 2012 to 2018, by type

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Release date

June 2016


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2016

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

includes all time spent with media content over desktop and/or laptop computers, regardless of multitasking

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
Figures have been converted into minutes.

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