PBS Stretches Across American Communities
Watched on TV by 220 million Americans annually. In a month, Americans stream more than 223 million videos on PBS' Web and mobile platforms.
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 88% higher than CNN.
PBS Across America
Television is the biggest stage to reach the
American people, and PBS stations are at
the forefront of that reach.
500 Hours of Arts and
Ensuring these worlds are open to everyone.
$1.35 a Year
With a yearly federal investment of $1.35
per American per year, public broadcasting stations return six times that amount in programming and services.
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.
PBS is an Essential
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"
Agree commercial broadcast TV
is trusted and safe for children