Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nielsen: TV, Internet and Mobile Usage in U.S. Keeps Increasing

the average American watches more than 151 hours of TV per month, an all-time high, according to Nielsen's latest "A2M2 Three Screen Report". Meanwhile, Americans who watch video over the Internet consume another 3 hours of online video per month and those who use mobile video watch nearly 4 hours per month on mobile phones and other devices.


Some highlights of the report:



  • Digital video recorded (DVR) and other time shifted television is watched at double the pace as video online at 7 hours, 11 minutes per month. Yet in a potential indicator of how audiences could time shift in the future, young adults (age 18-24) watch video on the Internet and on a DVR at the same rate -- about 5 hours per month.


  • Except for the teenage years, viewing of traditional television increases with age; the use of video on the Internet peaks among young adults while viewing mobile video is highest in the teen years.


  • Men continue to watch video on mobile phones more than women, and women continue to watch video on the Internet and television more than men.


  • The work day continues to be the prime time for Internet video. Weekdays outpace weekends for online video viewing with 65% of online video viewers streaming content between 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday, versus 51% of online video viewers logging on between 6am - 8pm on weekends.


  • 31 percent of Internet activity occurs when consumers are also watching television.


  • Nielsen 4Q08 data shows that mobile video has grown, up to 11 million Americans, an increase of 9% versus the previous quarter. Much of this growth can be attributed to increased mobile content and the rise of the mobile web as a viewing option. In addition, the average monthly time spent viewing mobile video among reported mobile video users increased 2%, from 3:37 to 3:42 between 3Q 2008 and 4Q 2008.
http://www.nielsen.com

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