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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

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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.


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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
Thailand22.4
Philippines21.0
Egypt20.9
turkey20.2
Indonesia19.7
USA19.0
Taiwan18.9
Brazil18.4
UK18.0
Japan17.9
Saudi Arabia17.7
France17.3
Hong Kong16.7
Global16.6
Czech Republic16.2
Poland15.9
Spain15.9
china15.7
Korea15.4
Germany15.2
Hungary15.1
Russia15.0
Italy14.9
South Africa14.8
Cannada14.7
Argentina14.0
Australia13.3
India13.3
Sweden12.3
Venezuela11.9
Mexico11.6
Listing to radio
Mean Hours
Argentina20.8
Brazil17.2
South Africa15.0
Czech Republic13.5
Thailand13.3
Turkey13.3
Poland12.5
Hungary12.1
Germany11.5
Australia11.3
Mexico11.1
Sweden10.9
U.K10.5
USA10.2
Spain9.9
Philippines9.5
Canada9.1
Egypt9.0
France9.0
GLOBAL8.0
Venezuela7.6
Italy7.2
Russia6.6
Indonesia5.8
Hong Kong5.1
Taiwan4.7
Japan4.1
India4.1
Saudi Arabia3.9
Korea3.0
China2.1
Reading
Mean Hours
India10.7
Thailand9.4
China8.0
Philippines7.6
Egypt7.5
Czech Republic7.4
Russia7.1
Sweden6.9
France6.9
Hungary6.8
Saudi Arabia6.8
Hong Kong6.7
Poland6.5*
GLOBAL6.5
Venezuela6.4
South Africa6.3
Australia6.3
Indonesia6.0
Argentina5.9
Turkey5.9
Spain5.8
Canada5.8
Germany5.7
USA5.7
Italy5.6
Mexico5.5
UK5.3
Brazil5.2
Taiwan5.0
Japan4.1
Koria3.1
Computer/Internet
Mean Hours
Taiwan12.6
Thailand11.7
Spain11.5
Hungary10.9
China10.8
Hong Kong10.7
Poland10.6
Turkey10.6
Brazil10.5
Egypt10.3
Philippines9.8
Korea9.6
Saudi Arabia9.3
South Africa9.0
GLOBAL8.9
Argentina8.9**
Russia8.9**
France8.8
UK8.8
USA8.8
Canada8.3
Sweden8.0
India7.9
Indonesia7.7
Venezuela7.5
Australia7.0
Czech Republic7.0
Japan6.9
Germany6.4
Italy6.3
Mexico6.3

*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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