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
Commercial Channels

PBS
HGTV
Discovery
HBO
TLC
A&E
Bravo

And PBS' primetime rating for news and public
affairs programming is 109% higher than CNN's primetime audience.

Nearly 600 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.

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
36%
Courts of Law
22%
Commercial Cable TV
21%
Digital Content Sources
19%
Commercial Broadcast TV
14%
Newspaper Publishers
13%
Federal Government
11%
Congress
6%

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

PBS KIDS
88%
Disney Jr
80%
Disney
77%
Nickelodeon
76%
Nick Jr.
75%

Trusted by Parents
and Loved by Kids

PBS is an Essential
Educational Resource