PBS Stretches Across American Communities
Watched on TV by 217 million Americans annually. Americans stream 250 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 73% higher than CNN's primetime audience.
Nearly 500 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.
How important is it that each of the following
types of television are available?
Percent saying each type of television is "very important"
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 Broadcast TV
Agree commercial broadcast TV
is trusted and safe for children