The UK Television Landscape Report

Number of TV sets per household

1 December 2020

In Q3 2020, Establishment Survey data show that there were 1.35 million UK households without a TV set, a decrease of 234,000 or almost 15% on Q1 2020. As TV viewing grew during various lockdowns, the increase in the number of homes without a TV set was reversed for the first time since Q2 2019. The number of UK households with one or more TV sets increased slightly to 26.97m to reach the highest level since Q1 2019.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of face-to-face interviewing, BARB Establishment Survey data were not produced for Q2 2020. Q3 2020 data are based on fieldwork conducted when interviewing resumed in August and September.