Television, radio, books and newspapers still remain the types of media which attract the broadest user group with at least occasional usage in Germany, even if figures have been fluctuating only very slightly in recent years and not showing significant growth. During a survey conducted in 2019, 91 percent of German media users stated they watched TV, compared to 93 percent the year before. Also 91 percent listened to the radio and 86 percent read books. Meanwhile, that same year, newspapers, including both printed and e-papers, were read by 77 percent of respondents, a drop from 85 percent a year earlier.
In 2019, 36.5 million people listened to the radio daily, compared to 12.6 million who did so almost daily and 10.5 million who turned it on sometimes. According to a study conducted that same year on the daily reach of German radio, an almost even share of male and female listeners were reached. Another evaluation showed that 37 percent of respondents occasionally listened to live radio online. Based on gross contacts, the three leading radio stations in Germany are Radio NRW, Bayern 1 and WDR 2.
Developments in the digital media landscape in particular have influenced the existence of German print media. As of 2019, over 40 million people still read newspapers several times a week during their free time. However, figures on the circulation of daily newspapers in Germany show a continuing trend of decrease.
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