TUIK has not updated the media consumption data in 2018 and the samples of the some researches are limited. So MoM team used the data of a research that has a broader sample. According to a media consumption research conducted by DataWise 2017 , 73% of the population watch TV (at least one hour per day), 39% read daily newspapers (at least 1 newspaper per week) and 10% listen to the radio (at least one hour per day).
The rate of internet penetration is increased by 14,9 % and reached 72,9% in two years (TUİK 2018).
For the main news sources, TV comes first with 48% as the main news source, and digital media including social media (39%) follows it. The shares of radio (7%) and printed media (6%) are low as the main sources for the news (Digital News Report, Turkey Supplement 2018).
According to the research by Reuters Institute, almost two-thirds of the sample (64%) use Facebook to share and discuss the news in 2016 but it shows a sharp downturn in the use of Facebook for news sharing (51%) in 2018 which may be related to the surveillance of the government on the social media shares of the public.
With a rate of 77% TV is the second most popular news source for Turkey. Print follows with 46% and radio is the least popular traditional media with a rate of 39%.
Statistics show that the Turkish public uses mostly mobile/smartphones (72%) to access the news and online media (45%) is the primary source for left-wing respondents whereas TV (59%) is for those on the right (Digital News Report, Turkey Supplement 2018).
Televizyon İzleme Eğilimleri Araştırması
RİAK 2018 Ekim Ayı Birey Bazlı Ölçüm Raporu
Hanehalkı Bilişim Teknolojileri (BT) Kullanım Araştırması, 2018
Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018
Turkey Supplementary Report
Datawise: Türkiye’de medya tüketim trendleri