Nielsen Total Audience Report – Q2 2020

What You Need to Know

Nielsen’s Q2 2020 Total Audience Report confirms Americans’ significant and consistent preference for television over all other media.

  1. In Q2 2020, adults 18+ spent over 37 hours weekly with their television sets, as the TUT (Total Use of Television) reached 37 hours and 38 minutes. 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 over 25 hours.

  3. App/web on a smartphone came in with weekly time spent at 20 hours and 33 minutes. Video focused app/web on a smartphone was 1 hour and 47 minutes.

  5. Radio was third with weekly time spent in Q2 2020 at 11 hours and 1 minute. 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’s Total Audience Report data reflects scientific measurement and is today’s gold standard in time-spent analysis. The Q2 2020 Total Audience Report is the latest data demonstrating that TV remains consumers’ medium of choice and as such, continues to be the most effective and powerful marketing medium.

Nielsen clients can access the Q2 2020 report on Nielsen Answers.

The following key points highlight the strength of the local broadcast industry:

Source: The Nielsen Company, Q2 2020 The Total Audience Report

Source: The Nielsen Company, Q2 2020 The Total Audience Report

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