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The BBC is facing a 'demographic time bomb' as research revealed only one in 20 young adults watch it's programmes live daily.
More than a third under-30s never watched any BBC programming live, compared to just eight per cent of the oldest age group asked, research, obtained by the Sunday Times found.
Despite young people preferring the broadcaster's online services, the research also found the BBC's on-demand iPlayer appeals more to an older audience.
It comes after Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hit the Corporation with a two-year licence fee freeze earlier this month - after which it will rise in line with inflation for the following four years.
The BBC is facing a 'demographic time bomb' as research revealed only one in 20 young adults watch it's programmes live daily. Pictured, the BBC headquarters in London
Julian Knight chairman of the Commons digital, media, culture and sport committee, told the publication: 'The BBC needs to wake up to this demographic time bomb'
The 50-year-old pointed out that while the Corporation has 'excellent children's broadcasting' their audience 'drifts off' when it comes to teenagers and adults in their early 20s.
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