Television in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on TV in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about television in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Industry financials
    • Local TV: M&A value in the U.S. 1996-2018

    • Revenue of U.S. TV broadcasters 2005-2017

    • Revenue of U.S. TV broadcasters 2010-2017, by source

    • Expenses of U.S. television broadcasters 2007-2017

    • Revenue of television production in the U.S., 2009-2018

    • Local TV station revenues in the U.S. 2016-2018

  • 2. Market data
    • Number of commercial TV stations in the U.S. 1950-2017

    • Number of TV households in the U.S. 2000-2019

    • TV households in the largest local TV markets in the U.S. 2019

    • TV reach in the U.S. Q1 2019, by age

    • TV reach in the U.S. 2017-2018, by time period

    • TV shows/episodes reach on weekdays in the U.S. 2018, by daypart

    • Number of scripted TV series in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Most expensive TV shows produced as of 2019

  • 3. Employment data
    • Employment in U.S. broadcasting industries 2001-2019

    • Unemployment rate in the U.S. broadcasting industry 2001-2018

    • Average hourly earnings in U.S. broadcasting industries 2007-2018

    • Local TV news employment in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Local TV news average employment in the U.S. 2017-2018, by role

    • Share of females behind-the-scenes in cable TV in the U.S. 2018, by role

    • Share of females behind-the-scenes in TV streaming in the U.S. 2018, by role

  • 4. Market leaders
    • Cable networks: number of primetime viewers in the U.S. October 2019

    • Leading cable networks in the U.S. 2017-2018

    • Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2018

    • U.S. cable news networks: number of viewers October 2019

    • U.S. cable news: number of primetime viewers 2017-2018

    • Evening news audiences on U.S. television networks 2016-2018

  • 5. Consumption
    • Most viewed TV shows in the U.S. 2018/19

    • Top 10 single telecast TV programs in the U.S. 2018

    • Leading syndicated programs on U.S. TV 2018

    • U.S. media usage - time spent watching television 2014-2021

    • U.S. TV consumption: average viewing time in 2018, by gender

    • U.S. TV consumption: daily viewing time in 2018, by age

    • Time spent with traditional TV in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Time U.S. teens spent with TV 2018

    • Time spent co-viewing video content with family and friends in the U.S. 2018

  • 6. Consumer behavior
    • Most in-demand TV shows in the U.S. 2019

    • Contemporary TV shows with the highest ratings among Millennials in the U.S. 2018

    • Preferred TV show types in the U.S. 2018, by age group

    • Binge-watchers in the U.S. 2018, by gender

    • Binge-viewing reasons in the U.S. 2018

  • 7. Advertising
    • TV advertising revenue in the U.S. 2018-2023

    • Largest advertisers on cable TV networks in the U.S. 2018

    • Share of online TV in TV advertising revenue in the U.S. 2012-2018

    • Leading trailers in the U.S. November 2019, by weekly TV ad spend

    • Priciest shows for advertisers on broadcast TV in the U.S. 2019/20

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