A new Australian Communications and Media Authority research report, Children’s television viewing and multi-screen behaviour, examines the viewing habits of Australian children in the context of a multi-screen environment.
A TV set is the device most frequently used to view children’s programs for those aged 0–14. YouTube, Netflix and free-to-air television catch-up services make up three of the four top online services that they used most frequently. The research showed that children aged 0–14 were watching 92 minutes of scheduled broadcasts on television per day in 2016 compared to 122 minutes in 2005.
However, while children are spending less time watching live broadcast television, they are still watching programs specifically made for them.