tv viewingAccording to a survey conducted by the regional pay-TV operator OSN, the time people in Saudi spend in front of the TV has increased during the holy month of Ramadan, reports AME Info. For 33% of the survey respondents, the average time is 2.7 hours during the year, but during Ramadan it ranges from 3-5 hours.

The survey, which was conducted in June and July 2013, interviewed nearly 1000 TV viewers in the kingdom. Of these, 86% of the respondents were Saudi nationals and 29% of the respondents were between 35 and 39 years of age.

According to the survey result, almost 65% of the participants said that they wanted to watch original content before anyone else did. A whopping 85% chose high definition viewing as their preference.

Being able to watch TV at their convenience was an important factor for almost half of the participants. One in ten said it was important to be able to watch their favourite programs online or on smartphones, which is not a surprise as almost 40% of the respondents preferred watching programs anytime and anywhere, according to the survey by OSN.