French television figures

French television figures - TF1 has remained at the top of audiences figures in France for 2019 despite an overall decline. France 2 marked a growth with the acquisition of Gulli by M6, and figures for BFMTV dropped.

According to Médiamétrie's figures published on Monday December 30th, the audience share of TF1, all categories of viewers combined, fell by 0.7 point to 19.5%, falling for the first time under the 20% mark since its creation in 1975 and its privatization in 1987.

Among the other channels, Arte has an audience at its highest, at 2.6%  and L'Equipe also improved its record to 1.4%) despite the absence of the Olympic Games or the Men's World Cup this year.

In addition, according to Médiamétrie, the time spent every day by the French in front of television (all types of screens combined) decreased this year by 6 minutes, to 3:40 on average.

However figures that do not include the time spent by the French in front of online video services like Netflix or Amazon, which are attracting an increasingly large audience.

In response to the increase France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 are preparing to launch by the end of March 2020 a common online platform, Salto, to cope with this unprecedented shift.


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