PBS has a Larger Primetime Audience than Many Commercial Channels

PBS' primetime audience is significantly larger than many commercial channels, including Bravo (PBS' audience is 133 percent larger), A&E (120 percent), TLC (116 percent), HBO (79 percent), Discovery Channel (51 percent), and HGTV (48 percent). In addition, PBS' primetime rating for news and public affairs programming is 109% percent higher than CNN's primetime audience.