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Media > Television viewing: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

A Statistics Canada survey shows that Canadian TV watchers watched more news and less sports in 2003 than in 1998.

Canadians spent about 38 percent of their time watching news and public affairs shows on basic cable TV, up from 33 percent in 1998, and about 15 percent of their time watching such programs on pay and specialty channels, compared to 11 percent in 1998.

Survey respondents said they spent about 14 percent of TV-viewing time watching sports, down from 19 percent in the earlier study. Watching sports on basic cable took up about six percent of viewers’ time, two percent less than in 1998.

On average, Canadians watched about 22 hours of TV per week in 2003, with older viewers watching more than younger people. Men between 18 and 24 watched an average of 11.1 hours per week, while women in the same age group watched 15.5 hours.

DEFINITION: Mean hours of television watched by each person per week..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 28 hours per person per wee 2002
2 United StatesUnited States 28 hours per person per wee 2002
3 ItalyItaly 27 hours per person per wee 2002
4 GermanyGermany 23 hours per person per wee 2002
5 FranceFrance 23 hours per person per wee 2002
6 IrelandIreland 23 hours per person per wee 2002
7 AustraliaAustralia 22 hours per person per wee 2002
8 NetherlandsNetherlands 20 hours per person per wee 2002
9 DenmarkDenmark 20 hours per person per wee 2002
10 BelgiumBelgium 19 hours per person per wee 2002
11 FinlandFinland 18 hours per person per wee 2002
12 NorwayNorway 18 hours per person per wee 2002
13 SwedenSweden 18 hours per person per wee 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Media > Television viewing", Figures for European countries are from Andries van den Broek, 'Leisure across Europe. Comparing 14 populations, conveying 1 pattern' (Paper to International Association for Time Use Research, Annual Conference, Lisbon, 2002). The American figure is from Sanchez-Tabernero, Media Concentration in Europe. The Australian figure is from Australian Commercial Television 1986-1995 (Bureau of Transport and Communication Economics, AGPS, Canberra, 1996). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Television-viewing

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A Statistics Canada survey shows that Canadian TV watchers watched more news and less sports in 2003 than in 1998.

Canadians spent about 38 percent of their time watching news and public affairs shows on basic cable TV, up from 33 percent in 1998, and about 15 percent of their time watching such programs on pay and specialty channels, compared to 11 percent in 1998.

Survey respondents said they spent about 14 percent of TV-viewing time watching sports, down from 19 percent in the earlier study. Watching sports on basic cable took up about six percent of viewers’ time, two percent less than in 1998.

On average, Canadians watched about 22 hours of TV per week in 2003, with older viewers watching more than younger people. Men between 18 and 24 watched an average of 11.1 hours per week, while women in the same age group watched 15.5 hours.

Posted on 31 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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It would be helpful if the data were supplied for European OECD countries. Their survey is more complete - it includes Greece, Portugal and Spain - but the figures are markedly different. Maybe they relate to a different year.

Posted on 10 Dec 2009

Waly Harbert

Waly Harbert

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Please show all countries.

Posted on 30 Apr 2009

Stephen

Stephen

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