Israelis are watching more and more television. During 2011 the average Israeli watched more than 232 minutes of television daily, an increase of 3% since last year and 33% since 2001. Among Israeli households, 89% had a television (75% in Jerusalem), and 53% of households had two or more televisions (28% in Jerusalem). Data for 2011 indicate that Jerusalem residents watched less television than did residents of Tel Aviv or Haifa. Of Jerusalemites surveyed, 41% stated that they do not watch television at all or do not watch regularly, compared with 8% of Tel Aviv residents and 9% of Haifa residents. Forty percent of Jerusalemites reported that they watch up to two hours daily (compared with 58% in Tel Aviv and 53% in Haifa), and 19% of Jerusalemites stated that they watched over two hours daily (compared with 33% in Tel Aviv and 39% in Haifa). Among Jerusalem households, 35% had cable or satellite television subscriptions, which is lower than the figure for Israel (62%), Tel Aviv (66%), and Haifa (70%). 
The extent of television watched varies by age group. In general, lower ages watch less television per day, and as the age rises television watching increases. For example, 18% of those aged 20-34 years reported that they do not watch television at all, compared with 13% of ages 35-49 and 10% of ages 50-64 and up. The age group 64 and up had the highest percentage of those who reported watching over two hours daily, at 56%, compared with 35% of 50-64-year olds, 30% of 35-49-year olds, and 31% of 20-34-year olds. The extent of television watching also varies in accordance with degree of religious observance. Among Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox), 88% stated that they do not watch television at all, compared with 13% of those who are observant or traditional, and 4% of the secular population. The data indicate that the secular watch more television – 35% watched over two hours daily, compared with 28% of the observant or traditional population and only 1% of the Haredim. 

Sources: Analysis of data of the 2011 Social Survey , Data of the Israel Audience Research Board