Average daily TV viewing time in the Nordic countries 2013-2021

Average daily TV viewing time in the Nordic countries from 2013 to 2021

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Release date

March 2022


Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Survey time period

2013 to 2021

Age group

Denmark, Sweden: Age 3 years and older, Finland**: Age 4 years and older, Iceland: Age 12-80 years, Norway: Age 12 years and older*****

Special properties

among the TV population****; include Live + VOSDAL/viewed on the same day as live + timeshift within 7 days

Supplementary notes

* The decrease in total TV viewing 2016 is partly due to a minor change in the method used in the TV-Meter survey. A larger change in method in 2017 – the TV viewing now include timeshift within 7 days and is calculated among all Danes and not just TV households.
** Until 2015: population aged 10 years and older; from 2016 onwards: population aged 4 years and older.
*** Data for week 42 each year. With the introduction of TV-meter measuring, catch-up-channels which broadcasts the transmissions one hour later are included. No data available for 2017 and 2018.
**** Except for Denmark in 2017: share of total population.
***** Until 2017: popuation aged 12 years and older; from 2018 onwards: population aged 10-79 years. No data available for 2017

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