Nielsen’s Q4 2019 Total Audience Report confirms Americans’ significant and consistent preference for television over all other media.
- In Q4 2019, adults 35+ spent over 42 hours weekly with their television sets (TUT: Total Use of Television). TUT includes live TV + time-shifted TV as well as TV-connected devices (DVD, Game Console and Internet Connected Device, which also includes Smart TV app usage). Live TV was the primary contributor, with 32 hours and 16 minutes.
- Second was app/web on a smartphone, with weekly time spent at 26 hours and 14 minutes. Included in that figure is video focused web/app, which contributed just 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- Radio was third with weekly time spent in Q4 2019 at 12 hours and 53 minutes. It should be noted that radio includes listening to AM/FM radio stations, digital streams of AM/FM stations, HD radio stations and satellite radio.
Nielsen clients can access the Q4 2019 report on Nielsen Answers.
The following key points highlight the strength of the local broadcast industry:
Source: The Nielsen Company, Q4 2019 The Total Audience Report