Over-65s frequent TV watchers

14/06/2007 15:00

In 2006, the average Dutchman spent nearly 15 hours a week watching TV, just about the same as in 1997. The amount of hours spent in front of the TV increases with advancing age. With 21 hours a week, people aged 65 and older spend much more time watching TV than 15 to 24-year-olds (less than 13 hours). More than half of over-65s watch TV 20 hours or more a week, as against less than a quarter of young people.
The level of education affects the frequency. Lower educated people watch TV much more often than higher educated people.

Weekly hours spent watching TV by age, 2006

Weekly hours spent watching TV by age, 2006