Average television viewing time per day in France from 2005 to 2018
(in hours and minutes)
Average daily television viewing time in France 2005-2018
This statistic shows the average time individuals spent watching television per day in France from 2005 to 2018. The data refers to television owners in metropolitan France aged four years and older. In 2018, the average daily television viewing time in France came to three hours and 36 minutes, six minute less than one year earlier and a continuous slight decrease since 2015. Viewing time was highest in 2012 at three hours and 50 minutes. Overall, throughout the period under consideration, the average daily time French viewers spent in front of their television set increased by nearly 20 minutes.

In Europe, Romanians were the TV viewers who spent the most time in front of their television in 2016 and 2017, whereas French-speaking Swiss only watched television for 144 minutes per day, the shortest time in Europe these years.
Average television viewing time per day in France from 2005 to 2018
(in hours and minutes)
Time in hours and minutes (hh.mm)
20183.36
20173.42
20163.43
20153.44
20143.41
20133.46
20123.5
20113.47
20103.32
20093.25
20083.24
20073.27
20063.24
20053.26
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Age group

4 years and older

Special properties

television owners in metropolitan France

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

As of January 1, 2011, Médiamétrie took the viewing time of saved videos and live control during the seven days following a broadcasting into account. This change caused an increase of the estimated viewing time between 2010 and 2011.

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Average daily television viewing time in France 2005-2018
This statistic shows the average time individuals spent watching television per day in France from 2005 to 2018. The data refers to television owners in metropolitan France aged four years and older. In 2018, the average daily television viewing time in France came to three hours and 36 minutes, six minute less than one year earlier and a continuous slight decrease since 2015. Viewing time was highest in 2012 at three hours and 50 minutes. Overall, throughout the period under consideration, the average daily time French viewers spent in front of their television set increased by nearly 20 minutes.

In Europe, Romanians were the TV viewers who spent the most time in front of their television in 2016 and 2017, whereas French-speaking Swiss only watched television for 144 minutes per day, the shortest time in Europe these years.
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