Tablet use while watching TV in the United States 2019

This statistic ranks the most popular tablet activities of second screen users in the United States while watching TV as of January 2019. During the survey period, it was found that 49 percent of respondents who used their tablet while watching TV played games while doing so. Checking and responding to e-mails media was the most popular tablet second screen activity.

Most popular tablet activities of second screen users in the United States while watching TV as of January 2019

Share of respondents [NET often/sometimes]
Check/respond to e-mails 58%
Use social media 53%
Look up information about what you're watching on TV 53%
Read the news 50%
Play games 49%
Do online shopping 45%
Watch videos 39%
Do online banking 36%
Listen to music or podcasts29%
Order food 28%
Take pictures / selfies 22%
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 15-16, 2019

Number of respondents

556 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Tablet users while watching TV

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How often, if ever, do you do the following activities on your tablet while watching television on a separate device? Please select one option on each row."
Total survey n=1,220

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