Nielsen Report: Streaming Increases while TV Ratings Falter


The latest report from Nielsen shows the growing change in how consumers are watching their favorite shows. Last quarter, the number of people watching traditional television dipped by 4-percent, but those watching shows through online streaming services skyrocketed by 60-percent. This is in comparison to the same quarter (Q3) last year, and it is anticipated the increase in streaming video adoption will impact traditional TV. This news comes shortly after Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings predicted that traditional TV will be effectively dead by 2030.

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Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

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Shark Tank

Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular adult reality shows on television, even though it airs on sleepy Fridays.


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Facebook watches how you watch TV


80% of Facebook’s TV “chatter” comes through mobile devices.

Facebook competes with Twitter in the budding social media analytics market with their trove of user data. In a report produced in conjunction with SecondSync, a social media television analytics firm, Facebook breaks down anonymized user data surrounding television shows by a variety of measures such as types of interaction, demographics, device and genre.



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Are teens really rejecting television?

Teens still watch 20 hours of TV a week.

Favorite technologies and online behavior of teenagers has a way of predicting the entire country’s favorite technologies and online behavior. From Facebook, to mobile-phone addiction and Snapchat, the habits we dismissed yesterday as silly and childish have a way of going national.



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Pay-TV industry lost 113,000 customers in third quarter of 2013

“The pay-TV industry has reported its worst 12-month stretch ever.”

2013 has been a tough year for cable-TV operators. This will probably be the worst year for the pay-TV industry in terms of customer retention, according to a report Tuesday by independent research firm MoffettNathanson.

Another 1.8 million people drop their cable TV subscriptions this year

The numbers of people who pay for any type of TV service are in decline.

There’s another dismal set of numbers for the TV business from Q2 2013. About 1.8 million people ended their cable TV subscriptions during the second quarter, according to analysts at SNL Kagan.



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TV still king in media consumption: Nielsen

Here is one more 2012 year-in review report from Nielsen, which examined how Americans have been consuming content over the course of the past year.  Of the 289 million U.S. TV owners, the report found that 119 million own four or more television sets, making TV still the device to beat when it comes to watching and recording programs, among other things.



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