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.

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.

Nielsen TV: How Preteen Gamers Discover and Spend on Games

Despite their young ages, preteen (kids 7-12) gamers in the U.S. collectively spend what some might view as an unfathomable amount of money on video games. And given their desire to be social through gaming, they’re spending most of that money on in-game extras, like outfits, to differentiate...

Nielsen Local Watch Report: The Evolving OTA Home

As of May 2018, more than 14% of all TV households—or 16 million homes—had “over-the-air” (OTA) TV status, and that number is on the rise. As consumers look for more on-demand and cost-effective options, there has been a resurgence in this cable status segment.

Tops of 2018: Television

From squabbling socialites, to comedy classic reboots and spinoffs, to a talent show that spanned across the nation, audiences made sure to laugh and admire the extraordinary after all the seat-gripping and heartache from TV dramas.