Insights

Podcast Content is Growing Audio Engagement

As new media options like podcasts mature, U.S. consumers are opting to add them to their daily routines instead of simply replacing the traditional fare. And when it comes to audio, podcast listeners actually listen to more broadcast radio than people who don’t listen to podcasts at all.

Ad-Supported Audio Presents a Compelling Opportunity

Audio is fundamentally different from video in a number of ways, and business models need to reflect them. And as streaming becomes ubiquitous, it’s important for audio providers to embrace the fact that consumers are more apt to gravitate toward free options. After all, that’s where the...

Which Consumer Attitudes Will Shape the Streaming Wars?

Content creators and platforms battling for audiences will be happy to know that consumers are willing to crown multiple champions. According to a special Streaming Wars edition of the Nielsen Total Audience Report, which serves as the industry’s premiere source of media truth across platforms,...

The Database: A Step Toward Widespread Addressable Ads on Linear TV

On this special episode, recorded at CES, Kelly Abcarian, General Manager for Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising Group, and Dan Callahan, SVP of Data Strategy and Innovation at FOX, talk about what the beta release of Nielsen’s Addressable TV platform means for the industry, as well as what...

Tops of 2019: Radio

Adults 18 and older in the U.S. spend just shy of six hours (5 hours, 51 minutes) with their TV-connected devices each week. While that’s nothing to snub your nose at, it’s dwarfed by the amount of time Americans spend with traditional radio, the proverbial patriarch of the media industry.

Tops of 2019: Television

As another decade of television becomes part of history, the definition of “TV” has never been so hard to pin down, and that’s something we’ll continue to see in the years ahead. In the chase for eyeballs, however, one thing, and one thing alone, will win the TV audience: good content.

Tops of 2019: Video Games

In the video game industry, connectivity and access to media have fueled an immense surge in free-to-play games. That surge has helped propel topline revenue and audience growth—both of which will continue in the years to come, largely because of massive hits like Fortnite and Pokémon GO.

Tops of 2019: Social TV

2019 was a significant year for TV and social — from an explosion of OTT offerings to the social platforms’ experimentation in hiding “likes” and “replies,” it’s now more important than ever to measure the impact of social TV.