Spaniards confirmed as record 'tele-addicts'

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1 February 2006, MADRID – The average Spaniard is now watching four hours and 40 minutes of TV every day, according to the latest figures.

1 February 2006

MADRID – The average Spaniard is now watching four hours and 40 minutes of TV every day, according to the latest figures.

January's viewing figures, released on Wednesday, showed that in the first month of this year Spaniards watched the box more than ever before in the history of television.

Barlovento Comunicacion, which studied the figures, said TV consumption rose by 12 minutes between December and January; the January 2006 figures were three minutes longer than the same time last year.

Antena 3 was the most-watched channel with 21.9 percent of total audience share, followed by Telecinco with 20.7 percent.

However, Telecinco has lost ratings three months in a row, losing viewers on Sunday nights particularly.

The public channel TVE recorded the worst January in its history with a 19.2 percent share.

The new channel Cuatro obtained 5 percent of the share, a tenth higher than December. Barlovento thinks Cuatro is improving thanks to the screening of Copa del Rey football matches, Gabilondo's interviews, the start of the sitcom House and its prime time and late night programming.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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