Insights

January 2013: Top U.S. Entertainment Sites and Web Brands

Given the annual hype surrounding the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, we decided to take a closer look at the entertainment websites that consumers visit most. For music fans, iTunes is one of the top online destinations for tunes, as nearly 45 million consumers used the...

Turn it Up: Music Fans Could Spend Up To $2.6B More Annually

Music is the universal language that fans speak fluently. In fact, a recent Nielsen study found that 40 percent of U.S. consumers—those classified as fans—are responsible for 75 percent of music spending. These fans, who spend between $20 billion and $26 billion on music each year, could spend...

Play vs. Stream: The Modern Gaming Console

Game consoles aren’t just for gaming anymore. In fact, seventh-generation game consoles (e.g., PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) continue to gain traction as devices for watching video as well. For the third year in a row, Americans in 2012 spent more of their overall console time streaming video. According to...

Newswire | 007 by the Numbers | Nielsen

As the Academy Awards prepare to pay tribute to British Secret Service agent 007 and the James Bond franchise this Sunday, Nielsen looked at the most popular music titles & most popular disc sales.