PBS Stretches Across American Communities

PBS is watched on TV by 200 million Americans annually, and Americans stream nearly 360 million videos on PBS' web, mobile and connected device platforms each month.

One of America's Best Investments

Public broadcasting is one of America's best investments - just about $1.35 per citizen each year. For every $100 of federal spending, public broadcasting receives just a penny.

PBS Reaches Nearly Every American Household

PBS has a Larger Primetime
Audience than Many
Commercial Channels

PBS
HGTV
Discovery
Bravo
TLC
A&E

A Window to the World

PBS has a strong legacy of offering renowned historical programs that help viewers better understand our nation and the world around them.

PBS and member stations enrich and empower Americans.

A Trusted Resource to Bring the Real Story Home

"PBS is something that I trust. What they reflect to me is what’s best about my country."

How much do you trust each organization?

Percent saying they trust the organization "a great deal"

PBS
42%
Commercial Cable TV
24%
Courts of Law
22%
Commercial Broadcast TV
20%
Digital Platforms
17%
Newspaper Publications
15%
Federal Government
10%
Congress
6%

Agree that PBS KIDS
is the Most Educational
Media Brand

PBS KIDS
62%
Sprout
11%
Disney
8%
Disney Jr
2%
Nickelodeon
2%
Nick Jr.
1%

Trusted by Parents
and Loved by Kids

PBS is an Essential
Educational Resource