Monthly average TV viewing time per day in the Netherlands 2018-2020

Dutch people spent signifcantly more time watching television each day during home quarantine in 2020. Consumers spent 167 minutes each day watching linear TV in April 2020, a year-to-year increase of around seven percent. Linear TV includes live TV as well as on-demand television. The lowest viewing figures are recorded in the summer period, where the viewing times on average were in between 140 and 160 minutes a day. During the winter times the viewing times increased to roughly 180 to 200 minutes a day.

Monthly average TV viewing time per day in the Netherlands from January 2018 to May 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

January 2018 to May 2020

Number of respondents

2,800 respondents

Age group

6 years and older

Special properties

Throughout the whole day (from 02:00 to 26:00)

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

The source defines "Linear TV" as including both the live viewing of television channels, as well as on demand playback of these television channels up until six days after broadcasting.

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