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200K U.S. Homes Have Upgraded to Digital Since June 28
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200K U.S. Homes Have Upgraded to Digital Since June 28

The Nielsen Company reported today 200,000 homes have upgraded to digital television in the last two weeks. In the month following the June 12 government-mandated digital TV transition, more than a million homes have made the switch. This recent improvement leaves 1.5 million American households, or 1.3% of the U.S., unable to receive digital television signals through the week ending July 12.

% Of Homes Completely Unready For DTV

Date Total White African American Hispanic Asian Under 35 Over 55
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.