TVB’s Schulman Comments On Nielsen 2Q 2013 Cross Platform Report Documenting Increased Time Spent Viewing TV Despite Growing Video Content Offerings


New York, September 9, 2013 – The TVB, the not-for-profit trade association of America’s commercial broadcast television industry, today issued the following statement from Stacy Lynn Schulman, Chief Research Officer of the TVB:

“According to Nielsen's 2Q 2013 Cross-Platform Report, on average, viewers spent 3 additional minutes with television content versus 2Q 2012 and an additional minute viewing versus 5 years ago,” noted TVB CRO, Stacey Lynn Schulman. “The report again validates the strength of television viewership in a world of expanding video content offerings. Not only are consumers spending more time with television in general, but traditional television remains the dominant reach medium among American consumers, despite the proliferation of video content available across other platforms.”

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