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Internet use chipping away at TV consumption

Internet use chipping away at TV consumption

Internet use chipping away at TV consumption

According to a new report by ZenithOptimedia, people will spend an average of 492 minutes a day consuming media in 2015, up 1.4% from 485 minutes a day in 2014.

This increase will be driven by the rapid growth in internet use, which will increase by 11.8%.

However, while the internet has propelled growth in overall media consumption, it has also eroded the consumption of traditional media. The consumption of every traditional medium except outdoor (i.e. newspapers, magazines, television, radio and cinema) fell between 2010 and 2014, directly because of competition from the internet.

During this period, television consumption has fallen by 6.0%. Between 2014 and 2017 ZenithOptimedia expects TV to continue to shrink at a rate of 1.6%.

However, despite its recent, relatively minor, decline, television remains by far the most popular of all media globally, attracting 183.9 minutes of consumption a day in 2014. Internet consumption came a distant second at 109.5 minutes a day. Television accounted for 42.4% of global media consumption in 2010, and 37.9% in 2014.

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