Findings released today from The Nielsen Company show that out-of-home-television in 2008 was consumed more often by young adults age 18-24. Marquee sporting events such as the MLB World Series, the NBA Final games, as well as NFL regular season games showed the biggest draw for out-of-home television viewers, while TV programming during M-F daytime and on the weekends were watched more out-of-the-home than TV programs in other dayparts. The findings are based on data from the Nielsen and Integrated Media Measurement Inc (IMMI) out-of-home service, which captured linear television audiences outside of the home March – November 2008.
“Our work with IMMI shows that TV usage out of the home is a big component of video consumption, which Nielsen clients want to incorporate into their advertising negotiations. Nielsen is continuing to explore ways to accurately measure out of home video consumption, to provide a more complete picture of how people are watching TV. And because of the current economic conditions we are focusing our efforts on a service that will be valuable and economical to the industry,” says Marie Philippe, program manager of Out of Home measurement for The Nielsen Company.
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Read Nielsen’s Out Of Home Viewing report.