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What we watch, how we talk, where we go online: the state of global media in 12 charts

  • Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The UK’s communications industry regulator, Ofcom, released its annual report on the global communications market yesterday. It’s long—more than 400 pages, and with more than 100 charts. Here are some of the most interesting.

Credit to Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans for spotting the report and highlighting some of these trends on Twitter.

Japan watches the top five TV channels and little else

Americans watch the most TV overall

Internet videos are watched the most on laptops or desktops

SMS messaging is dying, except in France

China has the most land lines

But Americans clock the most time on land lines

Revenue per mobile connection is down, except in the US and Holland

Among online shoppers, UK customers spend the most per person

Advertisers are starting to realize we spend a lot of time on the web

And on our mobile devices

Everyone searches on Google to get to Facebook

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