Television viewing time in the Netherlands 2015-2019, by age group

How long do people from different ages watch television each day in the Netherlands? In 2019, the overall television consumption stayed the same, set at slightly over 2.5 hours every day. There were, however, significant differences when look at the age groups. Gen Z spent the least time watching linear TV, at about 45 minutes. Opposite from this are the older age groups, with 50-to-64-year-olds, for example, watching for over three hours.

Time spent watching television in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2019, by age group

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Number of respondents

2,750 respondents

Age group

6 years and older

Special properties

Viewing behavior was monitored with a device, which connected televisions to a central computer

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

* 2019, and its reference to 2018, marks a break in the source's methodology.

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