Insights

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...

Winner Weigh In: Is Consumption Worth its Weight in GRAMMY Gold?

By David Bakula, SVP Nielsen Entertainment From a gripping show-starter by music’s power-couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, to the historic on-screen wedding (presided over by Queen Latifah and Madonna), this year’s 56th GRAMMY Awards found new ways to surprise, electrify and get its audience talking....

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...

Parental Guidance Suggested: Movie Time is Family Fun

As kids across the country are closing the book on the winter school semester, parents have a few weeks to make the most of family time without having to worry about things like homework, strict bedtimes and early mornings. There’s only so much ice skating, tree trimming and fun in the snow to be...