World TV Day 2016: Which European country watches the most TV?
Television viewers in Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia watch more telly than anyone else in Europe, according to a new report commissioned to celebrate World TV Day.
Using information from Eurodata TV and partners in 2015, the report found that telly fanatics in these countries watched more than five hours of television a day, putting them firmly in the leading spot.
Elsewhere, Icelanders watched the least television, with the average person tuning into less than two hours of television a day. The United Kingdom scored somewhere in between, between three to four hours of television a day, which was matched by France, Germany and Spain.
The report also found that the average European citizen watches 3 hours and 41 minutes of television every day, while youngsters (15-24 year olds) watched 2 hours and 6 minutes every day.
That’s quite a lot, considering that a massive 89% of Europeans watch television every week. It’s also more time than is typically spent on social media by Europeans per day, beating out the measly 1 hour and 29 minutes the average European spends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
World Television Day is the brainchild of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the Brussels based association of television and radio sales houses. They aim to promote the impact and reach television has across Europe and the world.
If you’re wondering what that is, here’s the full stat: 600,000 people in Europe create television programmes watched by 610 million people across 5,463 television channels in Europe. Nice!
As part of the celebrations, telly lovers are encouraged to use the hashtags #WeLoveTV and #WorldTVDay on social media today (November 21).