Share of audience watching free online TV weekly in the U.S. 2011-2017

This statistic shows the share of the weekly viewing audience who watched on average up to four free online television episodes a week in the United States from 2011 to 2016, with a forecast thereof for 2017. According to the source, 17 percent of the viewing audience watched free online TV in 2016.

Share of the weekly viewing audience watching free online TV in the United States from 2011 to 2017

Share of viewing audience
2017**16%
2016**17%
201518%
201419%
201319%
201218%
201119%
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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Estimate.
** Forecast.
Note: The statistic concerns the share of audience members who watched on average one-two (in the 2013 edition of the report) or two-three (in the 2014 edition of the report) or three (in the 2015 edition) or four (in the 2016 and 2017 editions) episodes a week at a broadcaster or cable network or one of their distribution partner's websites (CBS Audience Network & Hulu/partners).
Free online TV does not include Hulu Plus, iTunes, Netflix etc or sites requiring a paid subscription.
Figures for the period 2011 to 2014 come from previous editions of the report.

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