Overall TV Viewing Flattens, Primetime Declines

Categories: TV Business,TV Ratings Reference

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October 18th, 2007

20.5% of TV Households Have DVRs

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Nielsen released information showing that average TV viewing for US households was flat from 2005-6 to 2006-7 at 8:14 per day.

Average Primetime household viewing fell 1 minute from 1:11 to 1:10.

That flattening and decline also take into account Live+7 viewing for 2005-6 and 2006-7, so live viewing of TV shows are showing declines, but we have no specific data.

Nielsen also said that DVR ownership more than doubled in the last 2 years to 20.5% of TV households up from 17.2% of households in May, 2007 and 8% in January, 2006.

 
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