Coronavirus: impact on media consumption in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on media consumption in the U.S.

This dossier explores the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on media consumption in the United States, offering data on how the U.S. public perceive media coverage of the pandemic, preferred and trusted news sources for updates on the coronavirus, and figures on TV and SVoD viewing, as well as an insight into potential consumer spending as a result of the outbreak.

Table of contents

  • 1. Views on media response
    • Coronavirus and the media: support for restricting events U.S. 2020

    • Coronavirus and the media: opposition for restricting events U.S. 2020

    • Media responsibility and coronavirus containment U.S. 2020

    • Media responsibility and coronavirus containment U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Media attention and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

    • Opinion on the media exaggerating coronavirus news U.S. 2020, by politics

    • Media accuracy and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

  • 2. News consumption
    • U.S. local newscasts: coronavirus viewership impact 2020

    • Consumers keeping updated with the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Most used sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020, by age group

    • Most trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

    • Least trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

    • Fake news exposure and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

  • 3. TV and SVoD consumption
    • U.S. cable news networks: coronavirus viewership impact 2019-2020

    • Coronavirus TV viewing: popular programs U.S. 2020

    • Coronavirus: SVoD audience change U.S. 2020, by service

    • Coronavirus: SVoD audience distribution during business hours U.S. 2020, by daypart

    • Coronavirus: SVoD audience change U.S. 2020, by genre

    • Watching online TV and movies more due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Subscribing to SVoD services due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Netflix subscriber growth forecasts: coronavirus impact 2020

  • 4. Media spending
    • COVID-19: video game spending change as of April 2020

    • Music streaming spending increase due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • SVoD spending increase due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

    • Renting movies to watch at home due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by generation

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