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Germans watched more TV than ever in 2011

The Local · 5 Jan 2012, 17:35

Published: 05 Jan 2012 17:35 GMT+01:00

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Altogether, the average German viewer above the age of three watched 225 minutes of TV per day (or 3 hours, 45 minutes) last year – two minutes more than in 2010.

German viewers 14 and up watched average of 239 minutes a day.

Broken down into age groups, the figures show that older Germans watch the most TV, with viewers aged 65 and above watching 306 minutes of TV a day. The biggest year-on-year rise was in the 50 to 64 age group though, who watched 280 minutes in 2011, six more minutes than in 2010.

The least dedicated TV watchers remained 3 to 13-year-olds, who watched only 93 minutes of TV a day – the same as in 2010.

Most TV stations define their main target audience as the wide 20 to 59 age group, who consumed a steady diet of 221 minutes a day – also no change from the year before.

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Your comments about this article

06:36 January 6, 2012 by Wrench
Not surprising. Fuel cost go up, salaries stagnant, bad weather.
08:35 January 6, 2012 by Californialady
You must mean couch potatos. A coach potato sounds like a poorly made purse.
11:49 January 6, 2012 by pepsionice
Ok guys......six minutes more? That's it? And people wonder why? If you notice in the past year....analog is going away and digital is arriving. If you turn on the digitial service....you suddenly notice another thirty channels that you didn't have before. So they sit there and channel-flip after they see the extra options.
14:40 January 6, 2012 by jmclewis
So Germans are becoming Americans sad! How long will Germans be rich fat dumb and stupid. In America the rich average American is gone, so fat dumb and stupid is left.
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