The average American watched traditional television for an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week according to a recent Nielsen research report entitled “State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report 2011.”
The ratings giant said that American Seniors (Adults 65+) watched the most television, a whopping 46 hours and 16 minutes per week, followed by adults 50-64 who watched 41 hours per week.
The music industry had some pop in the first six months of 2011, with album sales up for the first time since 2004.
According to Nielsen and Billboard’s Mid-year Music Industry Report, overall album sales, digital album sales, catalogue album sales and vinyl album sales all registered increases in the first half of 2011 when compared to the same period in 2010.
Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, and Rdio, a premium music streaming service this week announced today that Rdio (pronounced ar-dee-oh) is now available to Sonos users.
Beginning today, Sonos customers in the United States and Canada can sign up to the service for $9.99 per month.
The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically in the United States over the last year according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
The researchers found that two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009.