TV, Internet and mobile usage keeps increasing
February 25, 2009
The Nielsen Company has reported that viewing of video on television, Internet and mobile devices continues to increase and has reached new heights. In its fourth quarter "Three Screen Report", Nielsen said that the average American watches more than 151 hours of TV per month, an all-time high. 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.
Nielsen also reported that 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.