In the 2017/18 theatre season, attendance at the federal theatres increased by 1.3% compared to the previous year and lay at 1.31 million, the large private theatres and musical theatres in Vienna recorded an increase by 11.1% to 1.16 million. Provincial theatres and municipal theatres registered a decrease by 1.2% and 1.26 million visits, respectively.
Federal museums recorded a total of 6.45 million visits in 2018,
equating to a 14.9% increase in the number of visitors over the previous
museums recorded 2017 a total of 2.65 million visits
Public libraries reported 0.81 million active readers and 23.8 million loans in 2018; this equates to an increase of 2.2% and 4.3% respectively.
In 2018, the Austrian daily press consisted of 13 newspapers (journalistic units) with 14 additive regional editions (not taking into account dailies for free), while the number of weekly newspapers was 229. All Austrian daily newspapers together reached 62.3% of the population in 2018 (based on the resident population aged 14 and above), which corresponds to a projection of 4.65 million readers. The newspaper that reached by far the highest percentage of the population throughout Austria was the Neue Kronen Zeitung (27.2%). Of the quality newspapers, Der Standard achieved the highest circulation with 7.8%.
The number of radio and television licenses in 2018 was 3.63 million and 3.43 million respectively, which equates to around 90% coverage of households. The total percentage of the population reached daily by radio was (based on the resident population aged 14 and above) 75.5%, those reached by television (based on the resident population aged 12 and above) amounted to 65.1%.
In 2018, the number of cinema visits decreased by 10.2% over the previous year to 13.7 million; this equates to 1.6 visits per inhabitant.
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