PBS Stretches Across American Communities
PBS is watched on TV by 198 million Americans annually, and Americans stream over 425 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
And PBS' primetime rating for news and public
affairs programming is 109% higher than CNN's primetime audience.
Nearly 600 Hours of Arts and
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.
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"
Courts of Law
Commercial Cable TV
Digital Content Sources
Commercial Broadcast TV
Agree that PBS is a Trusted
and Safe Place for Children
to Watch TV and Visit