Turks watch TV for more than 3 hours a day: Report

Turks watch TV for more than 3 hours a day: Report

Turks watch TV for more than 3 hours a day: Report

The average person in Turkey spends approximately three-and-a-half hours a day watching TV, according to a research by the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK).

While the average time span for watching television during the week days is three hours and 30 minutes, for weekends this number rises to three hours and 45 minutes.

The report uncovers that as the level of education increases, the time spent on watching TV decreases.

The data also shows that the older a person is, they are more likely to watch news on TV. 

Participants in the 15-24 age range are more likely to watch TV from their smartphones, the research reveals. As the age range increases, the number of days participants watch TV, on a monthly average, increases as well.

“Within the scope of the research, the most watched program type is ‘News,’ with a monthly average of 24 days, followed by ‘Domestic TV Series’ with 15 days and ‘Sports Programs’ with 13 days,” RTÜK’s report stated.

According to data gathered from the participants of the research, women are more likely to watch the news and TV series when men mostly watch sports programs and panel discussions.

The research data also unveiled that the top three favorite television channels are ATV, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, and Fox TV.

When compared to the conditions of five years ago, 25.6 percent of the participants stated that the television industry got better, while 22.7 percent expressed that it got worse.

Participants are mostly disturbed by contents which exemplifies bad behavior to children and adolescents such as violence scenes or scenes that are believed to be inappropriate for the “traditional family structure,” the report said.