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  1. Industry News
    In the last quarter of 2009, the amount of time Americans spent using the Internet while watching TV reached three and a half hours a month, up 35% from the previous quarter. The results are according to The Nielsen Company’s latest Three Screen Report, which tracks consumption across TV...
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    A majority of Super Bowl viewers in the U.S. enjoy the game’s ads more than the action on the field, according to a survey released today by The Nielsen Company. When asked, 51% of respondents said they most enjoy the commercials that air throughout the game when compared to the Super Bowl game...
  3. Industry News
    The amount of time Americans spent watching videos online continued to climb in December according to recent research from the Nielsen Company. The research firm reports the average online viewer spent 193 minutes, or just over 3 hours, watching videos online during the month, up 13.2% over...
  4. Industry News
    Web users in the United States last month spent over 66 hours surfing the net according to recent research from the Nielsen Company. The most popular brand on the web was the Google group of sites which attracted more than 155 million visitors in November. Next up was the Microsoft group of...
  5. Industry News
    Despite competition for eyeballs from the internet, the amount of television watched by Americans has reached an all-time high in the 2008-2009 TV season. Ratings giant, Nielsen reports that the average American now spends and average of four hours and 49 minutes a day in front of the TV...
  6. Industry News
    American children aged 2-11 are watching more and more television than they have in years according to new findings from ratings giant Nielsen. The Nielsen Company found kids aged 2-5 now spend almost 25 hours watching live television and over 32 hours a week on average in front of the TV...
  7. HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    As of February 2009, slightly more than one-third of U.S. homes had at least one HDTV, a marked increase from November 2008, when 29.2 percent of homes had one, and a huge leap from February 2008 when only 19.3 percent of homes had one.
  8. HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    This from 2008 A Banner Year in Sports?… (.pdf file from Nielsen)
  9. What's On In Sports?
    Was 2008 the best sports year ever? At least in terms of viewer interest, there’s plenty of evidence to support that argument. Consider these U.S. TV sports highlights from 2008: The mostwatched global event ever (2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: 4.7 billion viewers) The mostwatched Super...
  10. What's On Television?
    ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” was the number one-ranked primetime telecast on broadcast TV for Monday, November 24, 2008 with approximately 21.1 million average viewers. CBS’s “Two And A Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” rounded out the top three with approximately 15.0 and 14.3 million average...
  11. What's On Television?
    The average American spent more than 142 hours a month in front of the television in the third quarter of 2008 according to a recent report from ratings research giant Nielsen. Yikes that's a lot of television.
  12. Home Theatre Corner
    Not sure I totally agree with the gloom and doom tone of this article. IMO we should wait until the end of the XMAS/Thanksgiving season to make a more definite call. Also, although the US economy is weak it doesn't mean the rest the world will be as bad... What I see is more and more in the...
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