See Which Country Tops In Watching TV, Reading, Listening To Radio And Internet Surfing In This Hour-based List

4:00 pm 4 Mar, 2014

So who spends more time watching TV? Who loves reading for an average 10.7 mean hours? A research on the same conducted by NOP World Culture Score (TM) “Media Habits” Index reflects some startling figures. It is a list you can understand easily.


The research says that individuals spend 16.6 hours watching television, 8 hours listening to the radio, 6.5 hours reading and 8.9 hours on computers/the Internet (for non-work related reasons) on average each week globally.

Watching TV
Mean Hours
Thailand 22.4
Philippines 21.0
Egypt 20.9
turkey 20.2
Indonesia 19.7
USA 19.0
Taiwan 18.9
Brazil 18.4
UK 18.0
Japan 17.9
Saudi Arabia 17.7
France 17.3
Hong Kong 16.7
Global 16.6
Czech Republic 16.2
Poland 15.9
Spain 15.9
china 15.7
Korea 15.4
Germany 15.2
Hungary 15.1
Russia 15.0
Italy 14.9
South Africa 14.8
Cannada 14.7
Argentina 14.0
Australia 13.3
India 13.3
Sweden 12.3
Venezuela 11.9
Mexico 11.6
Listing to radio
Mean Hours
Argentina 20.8
Brazil 17.2
South Africa 15.0
Czech Republic 13.5
Thailand 13.3
Turkey 13.3
Poland 12.5
Hungary 12.1
Germany 11.5
Australia 11.3
Mexico 11.1
Sweden 10.9
U.K 10.5
USA 10.2
Spain 9.9
Philippines 9.5
Canada 9.1
Egypt 9.0
France 9.0
GLOBAL 8.0
Venezuela 7.6
Italy 7.2
Russia 6.6
Indonesia 5.8
Hong Kong 5.1
Taiwan 4.7
Japan 4.1
India 4.1
Saudi Arabia 3.9
Korea 3.0
China 2.1
Reading
Mean Hours
India 10.7
Thailand 9.4
China 8.0
Philippines 7.6
Egypt 7.5
Czech Republic 7.4
Russia 7.1
Sweden 6.9
France 6.9
Hungary 6.8
Saudi Arabia 6.8
Hong Kong 6.7
Poland 6.5*
GLOBAL 6.5
Venezuela 6.4
South Africa 6.3
Australia 6.3
Indonesia 6.0
Argentina 5.9
Turkey 5.9
Spain 5.8
Canada 5.8
Germany 5.7
USA 5.7
Italy 5.6
Mexico 5.5
UK 5.3
Brazil 5.2
Taiwan 5.0
Japan 4.1
Koria 3.1
Computer/Internet
Mean Hours
Taiwan 12.6
Thailand 11.7
Spain 11.5
Hungary 10.9
China 10.8
Hong Kong 10.7
Poland 10.6
Turkey 10.6
Brazil 10.5
Egypt 10.3
Philippines 9.8
Korea 9.6
Saudi Arabia 9.3
South Africa 9.0
GLOBAL 8.9
Argentina 8.9**
Russia 8.9**
France 8.8
UK 8.8
USA 8.8
Canada 8.3
Sweden 8.0
India 7.9
Indonesia 7.7
Venezuela 7.5
Australia 7.0
Czech Republic 7.0
Japan 6.9
Germany 6.4
Italy 6.3
Mexico 6.3
*Hours spent reading in Poland are the same as the global average.
**Hours spent on the Internet/Computer in Argentina and Russia are the same as the global average.
***Computer usage excludes those who report no time using computer/Internet for non-work purposes.

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