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Children prefer cartoons


What do your children prefer to see on television? In my house, children prefer cartoons. And it is that despite the fact that series and contests try to gain a foothold in children's programming, according to the Kids TV Report report from the Eurodata TV Worldwide panel of the consulting firm Médiamétrie, cartoons of all genres remain favorites of the smallest of the house.

Cartoons continue to be the favorite of European children. Thus, of the 15 programs most watched by minors on generalist channels, 80 percent were cartoons.

Many parents think at first that with the entertainment that new technologies provide for children, such as the use of the Internet through mobile devices and video consoles such as the Wii or the Play Station, the children's television audience would inevitably decline. However, this same report finds just the opposite: the time that European children spend in front of television has increased "significantly" in the last four years.

The most curious thing is that this increase in television consumption is due in part to an intercommunication between the two media. Thus the characters of television cartoons have a lot of influence on video games and on the web pages that children consult with their mobile devices. These characters are present on video game consoles and on children's computers, producing a synergy between the two that, far from subtracting the audience from television, is promoting the consumption of these programs

Thus, during the first semester of 2012, in Spain minors between 4 and 12 years old watched television for an average of 2 hours and 44 minutes, six minutes a day more than in 2011. Since 2005, television consumption in minors in Spain it has increased by 22 minutes on average per day. However, it is Italian children who spend the most time watching television, an average of 2 hours and 50 minutes each day in the first semester, which makes Italy the country where the most television is consumed by children in the group formed for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Marisol New. Editor of our site

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