Nothing illustrates Americans’ resilience quite like consumer spending. And after living alongside COVID-19 for the past eight months, a majority of U.S. adults are ready to mask up, leave home and get back to a lifestyle that’s not hampered by crisis—albeit safely.
Adults 18 and older in the U.S. spend just shy of six hours (5 hours, 51 minutes) with their TV-connected devices each week. While that’s nothing to snub your nose at, it’s dwarfed by the amount of time Americans spend with traditional radio, the proverbial patriarch of the media industry.
Radio continues to reach a large segment of Americans when they’re on the move, offering advertisers the ability to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time.
The original electronic media, radio continues to reach more Americans than any other platform measured by Nielsen. Among adults 18+, radio reaches 92% of U.S. adults every week.
The most recent holiday season has likely faded from our memories as the turn of the calendar into the New Year changes our focus. But when it comes to radio listening, the 2018 holiday season turned out to be yet another record breaker for Adult Contemporary stations broadcasting the...
According to Nielsen’s Portable People Meter (PPM) data for the balance of 2018 (January-November), News/Talk remained the No. 1 format among all listeners (age 6+) for the eighth year in a row.
This year, the Classic Hits format saw the largest boost in audience during the warm weather months compared with the start of the year. The format achieved the same feat—winning the annual “format of the summer” race—in both 2014 and 2015.
During the summer, each and every year, American radio listening habits shift. In recent memory, this has meant that stations specializing in music from decades past—in particular, Classic Rock and Classic Hits—see their audience levels rise during the warmest months of the year.
The release of Nielsen’s June portable people meter (PPM) results allows us to take a first look at how audiences are shifting their radio listening behavior now that summer is in full swing.
Diverse audiences are big with radio. In fact, Black and Hispanic consumers make up a third of American radio listeners. In the first quarter of 2018, the radio reached 92% of Black consumers each week and 96% of Hispanic consumers.