Time spent on media activities in the Netherlands 2018, by age group

This statistic displays the results of a survey regarding the time spent on media activities in the Netherlands in 2018, by age group and in minutes per day. With the exception of respondents in the 35 to 49 years age brackets, all respondents spent more time on watching media content than on the other media activities considered. Respondents of 65 years or older spent over four hours watching video and TV content in 2018, while 13 to 34 year olds spent a little over an hour and a half per day on communication.

Time spent on media activities in the Netherlands in 2018, by age group (in minutes per day)*

ListeningWatchingReadingCommunicatingGamingOther internetOther media
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

September 10, 2018 to October 24, 2018

Number of respondents

2,655 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Supplementary notes

*The source defines the different media activities as follows:
Listening: listening to radio, ones own music (mp3, cd, e-books) or audio via internet (e.g. Spotify, Grooveshark, Youtube, Deezer, Soundcloud)
Watching: television, films documentaries, series, news or sports (whether streamed, downloaded or bought, by app, connected tv, videosites), other videos or movies, slides
Reading: reading books, magazines, newspapers, local newspapers, using news apps, teletext or other reading (post, newsletters, folders)
Communicating: calling, video calling (e.g. by Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts), texting, apping, chatting, e-mailing, social media, blogging, internet forums or other communicating (writing a letter)
Gaming: online games (no online gambling), offline games (electronical games without internet connection, not including board games)
Internet/Surfing: shopping via internet or app, banking or insurance online, searching for specific information online
Other media: other computer usage, installing software, photoshopping

Respondents were asked to keep an activity diary, 94 percent of respondents kept an online diary, the remaining six percent of respondents answered questions about their previous day by telephone.

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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