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Expect a Seismic Shift in Video Consumption

By Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen When asked about the future recently, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said, “Television will change more in the next five years than in the last 50.” We agree. Based on 70 years of watching what consumers experience, and how they buy, how they act and what they do based...

Tunes Over Time: Seasonal Shifts In Music

By David Bakula, SVP Client Development, Nielsen Entertainment To everything there is a season, and the music industry is no different. From holiday hits to summer jams, music trends vary with the weather. And understanding such trends can be crucial to success for artists, retailers and labels. So...

New Year, New Listening Patterns

The start of a new year inevitably brings new resolutions and, for many, attempts to counter the effects from the holidays. It’s the same for many audio formats, which feel the impact of holiday programming on ratings from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. Radio programmers are now seeing those...

The Argument for More Effective Short-Form Ads

By Blake Burrus, Senior Vice President of Client Services, Nielsen Neuro The 15-second TV ad is already “the new black,” but it has yet to achieve the same level of audience engagement as its 30-second and one-minute predecessors. Advertisers must now explore this new frontier further to make...

It’s a New Millennial: Tuning in To Generation Y’s Listeners

Millennials, the young adults that make up Generation Y, are some of the most connected consumers in America today. They’re also steady radio listeners. These teens and twenty-somethings have more ways to consume content than any previous generation, and the options continue to advance. Yet...

Audio is Workin’ for the Weekday

If you’re like most Americans, listening to the radio is part of your regular weekly schedule. In fact, 92 percent of the people in the U.S. over the age of 12 (242 million people) listen to the radio each week. But what you may not be conscious of is where and when you’re most likely

State of the Media: Audio Today 2014

Ninety-two percent of the people in the U.S. over the age of 12 (242 million people) listen to the radio each week. But what you may not be conscious of is where and when you’re most likely to tune in to hear your favorite music, news, talk or sports programming…because it depends on your...

Dancing in the End Zone: Ads and Brands that Won Big for Super Bowl XLVIII

While the entertainment quotient of Super Bowl XLVIII might be in question by some, the fact that the big game remained a pillar of American entertainment can’t be disputed. A large contributing factor in the Super Bowl’s entertainment experience—which many viewers even consider the driving...

Super Bowl XLVIII Draws 111.5 Million Viewers, 25.3 Million Tweets

According to preliminary results from Nielsen, the telecast of Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX drew an average audience of 111.5 million viewers, who tuned in to watch the first “cold weather” NFL Championship game. The game, in which the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 43...