The Week: Media news - TV viewing figures are up

Commercial TV viewing has risen to a record 16.7 hours a week for the average viewer, according to new figures from the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.

Viewing of commercial TV rose by 9.9 minutes a week on the record set in the same period last year and it was up by 42 minutes a week on the representative five-year average for January to June, according to the figures published in Thinkbox's half-year review.