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2.5 Million Homes Remain Without DTV After The Transition
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2.5 Million Homes Remain Without DTV After The Transition

In Nielsen’s first update after the country’s June 12, 2009 conversion to digital television, 2.5 million American households, or 2.2 percent of the television market could not receive digital television signals through the week ending June 14.  These numbers reflect an improvement of 300,000 homes since June 7, the most recent date for which Nielsen reported readiness numbers.

% OF HOMES COMPLETELY UNREADY

Date Total White African American Hispanic Asian Under 35 Over 55
June 14, 2009 2.2 1.6 4.6 3.6 3.2 4.4 1.1
June 7, 2009 2.5 1.9 5.1 4.3 3.1 4.6 1.3
May 24, 2009 2.7 2.1 5.4 4.7 3.2 5.0 1.5
May 10, 2009 2.9 2.3 5.7 4.9 3.4 5.4 1.6
April 26, 2009 3.1 2.4 5.9 5.0 4.1 5.7 1.7
April 12, 2009 3.2 2.5 5.9 5.4 4.3 5.9 1.7
March 29, 2009 3.4 2.7 6.2 5.6 4.4 6.3 1.8
March 15, 2009 3.6 2.9 6.6 6.1 4.4 6.5 2.0
March 1, 2009 3.9 3.2 6.7 6.5 4.5 7.2 2.2
February 15, 2009 4.4 3.6 7.5 7.4 5.1 8.1 2.6
February 1, 2009 5.1 4.1 8.7 8.5 6.3 8.6 3.2
January 18, 2009 5.7 4.6 9.9 9.7 6.9 8.8 4.0
December 21, 2008 6.8 5.6 10.8 11.5 8.1 9.9 5.2
Source: The Nielsen Company

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