A national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that teens and children are spending more time with media, as nearly 24-hour access is available. Further, 20 percent of young people''s media consumption occurs on mobile devices. Take a look at these statistics to see how radio, and similarly connected music and audio, fared against other media devices among 8- to 18-year-olds. To read the full report, download the pdf at
Total media consumed by platform
Music listening by platform
Mobile media ownership over time
Media Budget: Proportion of time spent with media
Changes in media usage 2004-2009 (in minutes/day)
of young people listened to radio on their computers in 2009. 81% watched videos, 62% downloaded music, 48% watched TV shows and 36% created their own character or pet.
Amount of time in hours young people spent listening to music on a typical day in 2009. This number has jumped from 1:48 in 1999 and 1:44 in 2004. Total media exposure in 2009 was 10:45.
Source: Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, Kaiser Family Foundation.