Overall total media use among U.S. adults remains unchanged year-over-year at 10-and-a-half hours per day. But there are shifts in where that time being spent is dedicated to, as we see increases in Internet connected devices and app/web smartphone usage that are gradually replacing time spent on other sources. These shifts are not surprising, as nearly seven out of 10 homes now have a device capable of streaming content, and a similar amount have access to a streaming SVOD service.
In this edition of the Nielsen Total Audience Report, we are happy to share year-over-year comparisons of media use to show how consumer behaviors have shifted across comparable measurement intervals. In addition to the standard penetration estimates of devices and household types, a look at how digital consumption has evolved in the past year is included as well as insights into the influencing factors that shape the consumers journey as they access streaming audio and video content.