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Media > Television viewing per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Mean hours of television watched by each person per week. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Ireland 5.85 hours per person per wee 2002
2 Norway 3.97 hours per person per wee 2002
3 Denmark 3.72 hours per person per wee 2002
4 Finland 3.46 hours per person per wee 2002
5 Sweden 2.02 hours per person per wee 2002
6 Belgium 1.84 hours per person per wee 2002
7 Netherlands 1.24 hours per person per wee 2002
8 Australia 1.12 hours per person per wee 2002
9 Italy 0.472 hours per person per wee 2002
10 United Kingdom 0.472 hours per person per wee 2002
11 France 0.372 hours per person per wee 2002
12 Germany 0.279 hours per person per wee 2002
13 United States 0.0973 hours per person per wee 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Television viewing per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Television-viewing-per-million

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Interesting observations about Media > Television viewing per million

  • All of the top 2 countries by television viewing per million are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by television viewing per million are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 2 countries by television viewing per million are European.
  • United States ranked last for television viewing per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • All of the bottom 13 countries by television viewing per million are High income OECD.
  • 6 of the top 7 countries by television viewing per million are European Union.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by television viewing per million are Tourist destination.
  • Germany ranked last for television viewing per million amongst Eurozone in 2002.
  • All of the bottom 5 countries by television viewing per million are Heavily indebted.
  • United Kingdom ranked second last for television viewing per million amongst English speaking countries in 2002.
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