TV viewing figures remain stable and strong

The latest television viewing figures are in from Thinkbox – the marketing body for commercial TV.

People in the UK watched an average of 3hrs and 50 mins a day of TV, including the BBC, during February using their digital TV sets.

Further figures from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) show that commercial TV, that includes channels such as ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, accounted for 65% of total TV viewing on a TV set in February.

In summary, the report shows key audiences such as men are watching TV for longer. They watched 2 hrs 26 mins a day of commercial TV (3 mins more than the previous year.)


16-34s watched 1 hour, 52 mins a day, (5 mins less than last year.) This decrease comes as no surprise as millenials are increasingly accessing the growing amount of content on video-on-demand and catch-up services. Viewing figures for ABC1s, females, kids, all remain pretty stable. This supports television’s strong viewership, See below for weekly reach.

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