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98.9% Of American Homes Able To Receive DTV
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98.9% Of American Homes Able To Receive DTV

The Nielsen Company reported today that 98.9 percent of U.S. homes are able to receive digital television signals, a gain of 229,000 homes in the last two weeks and 1.3 million homes since the week of the June 12 DTV transition.  As of July 26, only 1.2 million homes were unable to receive digital signals.

% Of Homes Completely Unready For DTV

Date Total White African American Hispanic Asian Under 35 Over 55
July 26, 2009 1.1 0.8 2.2 1.6 1.3 2.7 0.4
July 12, 2009 1.3 1.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 3.2 0.5
June 28, 2009 1.5 1.1 3.5 2.3 2.5 3.5 0.6
June 21, 2009 1.8 1.3 4.0 2.8 2.9 4.0 0.8
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

 

For additional information including a market-by-market breakdown, download Nielsen’s latest DTV media release.