U.S. teens: video content consumption 2015-2019, by platform

In fall 2019, it was found that teenagers spent just 12 percent of their video content time watching cable TV, down from 22 percent in fall 2018. Whilst Netflix has long been the most popular video content source for consumers in this age bracket, in fall 2019 teenagers reported spending more time with YouTube.

Distribution of daily video content consumption among teenagers in the United States from fall 2015 to fall 2019, by platform

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

Fall 2015 to Fall 2019

Number of respondents

9,500 respondents

Age group

15.9 (average age)

Supplementary notes

Data prior to Fall 2019 came from previous reports. Given sample size refers to fall 2019.

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