News consumption in the UK

13 February 2017

The 2015 slide pack report provides key findings from Ofcom’s 2015 research into news consumption across television, radio, print and online.

The aim of this series of reports is to inform an understanding of news consumption across the UK, and within each UK nation. The findings are published as part of our range of market research publications that examine people’s consumption of, and attitudes towards, different types of content on different platforms.

The reports provide data on various news consumption measures, including the sources and platforms used, the use of local news, the perceived importance of different outlets for news, attitudes to individual news sources, the reasons people follow news, and news consumption in the nations. They also compare the current year’s news consumption findings with those from the previous two years, wherever possible.

The report also provides ‘share of references’ data. This is a cross-media measure used by Ofcom to compare the share of individual news sources, consumed across all platforms.

2016

News consumption in the UK - 2016 data CSV, 1.5 MB

2015

News consumption in the UK - 2015 report PDF, 1.2 MB

News consumption in the UK - 2015 questionnaire PDF, 371.4 KB

2014

News consumption in the UK - 2014 report PDF, 146.9 KB

News consumption in the UK - 2014 data tables PDF, 4.5 MB

News consumption in the UK - 2014 questionnaire PDF, 177.6 KB

News consumption in the UK - 2014 slides PDF, 1.5 MB

2013

News consumption in the UK - 2013 report PDF, 147.9 KB

News consumption in the UK - 2013 data ZIP, 511.2 KB

News consumption in the UK - 2013 slides PDF, 994.6 KB

News consumption in the UK - 2013 data PDF, 4.1 MB