PBS Stretches Across American Communities

Watched on TV by 211 million Americans annually. Americans stream over 375 million videos on PBS' web, mobile and connected device platforms each month.

PBS Reaches Nearly Every American Household

PBS has a Larger Primetime
Audience than Many
Commercial Channels

PBS
Discovery
HGTV
HBO
TLC
A&E
Bravo

And PBS' primetime rating for news and public
affairs programming is 127% higher than CNN's primetime audience.

Nearly 550 Hours of Arts and
Cultural Programming

Ensuring these worlds are open to everyone.

$1.35 a Year

Our nation invests $1.35 per American per year in public broadcasting. For every dollar they receive of this critical seed money, local stations raise six.

How important is it that each of the following types of television are available?

Percent saying each type of television is "very important"

PBS
Commercial Broadcast TV
Commercial Cable TV

PBS and member stations enrich and empower Americans.

A Trusted Resource to Bring the Real Story Home

"PBS is something that I trust. What they reflect to me is what’s best about my country."

How much do you trust each organization?

Percent saying they trust the organization "a great deal"

PBS
48%
Courts of Law
24%
Commercial Broadcast TV
21%
Digital Content Sources
20%
Newspaper Publishers
13%
Federal Government
11%
Commercial Cable TV
9%
Congress
7%

Agree that PBS is a Trusted
and Safe Place for Children
to Watch TV

54

PERCENT

Agree commercial broadcast TV
is trusted and safe for children

54

PERCENT

Agree cable TV is trusted
and safe for children

Trusted by Parents
and Loved by Kids

PBS is an Essential
Educational Resource