U.S. Book Industry Year-End Review

While the book industry is no stranger to change, the written word remains popular. In 2013, physical book sales stayed strong, with print book consumption only declining slightly from the year before. And while e-book growth slowed and the market has now matured, the innovation is far from over.

U.S. Home Entertainment Industry Year-End Review

2013 was a solid year for the home entertainment industry, as consumer spending across all home entertainment platforms increased by nearly 1 percent—the second straight year of growth in consumer spending on home entertainment.

Country Music’s Young Blood is Driving its Growing Popularity

Country is America’s No. 1 radio format, thanks to the genre’s banner performance in 2013. In fact, according to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Audio Today report, the Country music format set all-time highs last year for share of the listening audience in both portable people meter (PPM)...

Feelin’ the Love: A Look at Romantic Songs, Books and Comedies

Love is in the air and in the entertainment aisle. So as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let’s look at how romance influences music, books and home entertainment—as well as how consumers respond and engage with it—even on days other than Feb 14. Even though love is in the air, it may not be...

Year in the Sports Media Report: 2013

In the U.S. and around the world, fans’ passion for sports continues to grow in 2013. And with the addition of Nielsen Audio and Scarborough to Nielsen’s portfolio last year, our “FANALYTICS” platform—what we refer to as the collective intelligence and insights around sports...

U.S. Music Industry Year-End Review: 2013

From toe-tapping hits to head-bobbing beats, music speaks to people’s souls. Today’s consumer has more access to music ever, and they’re gobbling it up any way they can through as many formats as they can. But ever-evolving technologies are changing music consumption—and in 2013, those...

Lights, Camera, Action! State of the LGBT Moviegoer

From must-see movies to purchasing popcorn, people’s preferences at the theater differ depending on who you talk to—and that includes those who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. According to Nielsen’s State of the LGBT Moviegoer report, this...

Newswire | 007 by the Numbers | Nielsen

As the Academy Awards prepare to pay tribute to British Secret Service agent 007 and the James Bond franchise this Sunday, Nielsen looked at the most popular music titles & most popular disc sales.