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Only 2.7% of U.S. Homes Unready for Digital Television
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Only 2.7% of U.S. Homes Unready for Digital Television

Since mid-May an additional 200,000 U.S. homes prepared their homes for the June 12 transition to digital television, leaving roughly 3.1 million homes (or 2.7%) unready for the switch. While these new figures show an improvement in the level of preparedness among African American and Hispanic households, but both groups remain less ready than the national average.

For details on a market-by-market breakdown of DTV readiness, read the complete media release.

% OF HOMES COMPLETELY UNREADY FOR DIGITAL TRANSITION
DATE Total White African

American

Hispanic Asian Under 35 Over 55
May 25, 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
Apr 26, 2009 3.1 2.4 5.9 5.0 4.1 5.7 1.7
Apr 12, 2009 3.2 2.5 5.9 5.4 4.3 5.9 1.7
Mar 29, 2009 3.4 2.7 6.2 5.6 4.4 6.3 1.8
Mar 15, 2009 3.6 2.9 6.6 6.1 4.4 6.5 2.0
Mar 1, 2008 3.9 3.2 6.7 6.5 4.5 7.2 2.2
Feb 15, 2009 4.4 3.6 7.5 7.4 5.1 8.1 2.6
Feb 1, 2009 5.1 4.1 8.7 8.5 6.3 8.6 3.2
Jan 18, 2009 5.7 4.6 9.9 9.7 6.9 8.8 4.0
Dec 21, 2008 6.8 5.6 10.8 11.5 8.1 9.9 5.2
source: The Nielsen Company