Coronavirus: impact on media consumption worldwide

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Statista dossier on the coronavirus disease and media consumption worldwide

This dossier features data on global media consumption, device usage, internet traffic, and SVoD viewing during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as country breakdowns for hard hit regions including China, Europe, and the United States. For further dossiers on this topic, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 landing page which includes information about how the pandemic has impacted industries across the globe.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global media consumption
    • Consuming media at home due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • Media consumption increase due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • Device usage increase due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by country

    • Consuming media at home due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by generation

    • Media consumption increase due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by generation

    • Device usage increase due to the coronavirus worldwide 2020, by generation

    • Video streaming growth worldwide: coronavirus impact 2020

    • Coronavirus: growth in number of SVoD users worldwide 2020

    • Coronavirus podcast content listenership on Acast worldwide 2020

  • 2. Global internet usage
    • Coronavirus global online traffic impact as of January 2021

    • Coronavirus global online traffic impact as of October 2020, by industry

    • Coronavirus global online user engagement impact as of April 2020, by industry

    • COVID-19 and VPN usage increase in selected countries as of March 2020

  • 3. Global news consumption
    • Most used sources of coronavirus news and information worldwide 2020, by country

    • Frequency of coronavirus news consumption worldwide 2020, by country

    • Coronavirus news sources worldwide 2020, by age group

    • Problems with finding coronavirus news worldwide 2020

  • 4. United States
    • Most trusted sources of coronavirus news U.S. 2020

    • Millennials' most trusted coronavirus news outlets in the U.S. 2020

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

    • U.S. local newscasts: coronavirus viewership impact 2020, by age group

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

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

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

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

    • U.S. cable news networks: coronavirus viewership impact 2019-2020

  • 5. China
    • Major information sources for coronavirus first news in rural China 2020

    • Main information sources for Chinese in coronavirus outbreak 2020

    • Duration change of TV news consumption in coronavirus outbreak in China 2019-2020

    • Growth of daily TV consumption in coronavirus outbreak in China 2020, by age group

    • Increase in digital media consumption in coronavirus outbreak in China 2020, by type

    • Increased digital media consumption after coronavirus outbreak in China 2020, by type

  • 6. Italy
    • Audience of public newscasts after coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in Italy 2020

    • Growth in news websites audience during coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak in Italy 2020

    • Number of legitimate streams in Italy 2021, by TV channel

    • Total stream duration in Italy weekly 2021, by channel

    • Average video stream duration of national broadcasters in Italy 2021, by device

    • Average stream duration of national broadcasters in Italy 2021, by display mode

  • 7. France
    • Primary source of information about the coronavirus in France 2020, by age

    • Paid subscription to a VOD service during lockdown in France April 2020

    • Impact of the lockdown caused by coronavirus on video game consumption in France 2020

    • Impact of the lockdown caused by coronavirus on book consumption in France 2020

  • 8. Spain
    • Most used sources of coronavirus news and information Spain 2020

    • Activities during self-isolation due to COVID-19 in Spain March 2020

    • TV consumption during coronavirus outbreak Spain March 2020

    • Opinions on the media practices about COVID-19 by age in Spain 2020

    • Streaming platform use due to coronavirus lockdown in Spain March 2020

  • 9. Germany
    • TV user numbers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Germany 2020

    • TV viewing duration during the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany 2020

    • Unique user numbers on news websites during the coronavirus (COVID-19) Germany 2020

    • Unique users of digital newspapers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany 2020

    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information sources among the German population in 2020

    • Frequently used Google search terms in Germany 2021

  • 10. United Kingdom
    • COVID-19: media consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

    • Coronavirus news and information sources in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020

    • Houseparty app downloads during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK 2020

  • 11. Central and Eastern Europe
    • TV rating increase during COVID-19 in Russia in March 2020, by age

    • TV audience time during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Poland 2020, by age

    • Distribution of information about the coronavirus in the media in Poland 2020

    • Leading sources of news about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hungary 2020

    • Main sources of information on the outbreak of COVID-19 in Romania 2020

  • 12. Northern Europe
    • Impact of coronavirus on increase in entertainment TV show viewers in Norway 2020

    • Trust in news sources during the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway 2020

    • Reading fake news about the coronavirus in Norway 2020, by source

    • Reading fake news about the coronavirus in Norway 2020, by age and gender

    • Opinions of the Finnish public broadcaster's response to COVID-19 situation 2020

    • Popular home activities during the coronavirus outbreak in Finland 2020

  • 13. LATAM
    • Argentina: growth in TV viewers due to COVID-19

    • Argentina: growth in TV usage due to COVID-19

    • Peru: growth in TV viewers due to COVID-19, by age

    • Brazil: growth in TV viewership in March 2020

    • Colombia: growth of TV reach due to COVID-19

    • Guatemala: growth of TV reach due to COVID-19

    • Panama: growth of TV reach due to COVID-19

    • Costa Rica: growth of TV reach due to COVID-19

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