Share of time spent watching TV among U.S. children 2017, by platform

This statistic presents data on the share of daily time 0 to 8 year olds spent watching TV in the United States from 2011 to 2017, by platform. In 2017, it was found that young children spent on average about 21 percent of their daily media time watching live TV.

Share of daily time spent watching TV among 0- to 8-year-olds in the United States from 2011 to 2017, by platform*

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Release date

October 2017


United States

Survey time period

January 20, 2017 to February 10, 2017

Number of respondents

1,454 respondents

Age group

0-8 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* Differences between live, streamed/downloaded and prerecorded/on Demand television viewing were not measured until 2013; and differences between online viewing of streamed/downloaded content vs. short videos were not measured until 2017.

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