Television tops among reach to consumer engagement: TVB

Television tops among reach to consumer engagement: TVB

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MUMBAI: Television continues to reach more consumers on average than any other major medium across all major demographic groups, according to a study by TVB, the not-for-profit trade association of America?s commercial broadcast television industry.

The research confirms that adults spend more time with television each day than any other medium, allocating approximately 5.2 hours with TV, compared to 3 hours with the Internet, 1.4 hours with radio and 0.7 hours with mobile phones.

The findings also indicate that television reaches 88 per cent of adults A18+ each day and over 80 per cent of every major demographic break, including young adults between 18-34 years. Moreover, younger demographics are increasing their time spent with television, with daily time spent for the 18-34-year-olds up over 14 per cent from 2010 onwards.

TVB released the proprietary study conducted by Knowledge Networks, titled ?The 2012 Media Comparisons Study?. The study is the latest version of an every two years update to the proprietary report.

TVB president Steve Lanzano said,"The power of television remains undeniable, as this updated study shows that television remains the central entertainment and information hub for consumers. While alternative digital platforms have grown as well, television continues to dominate all other media in both time spent and consumer engagement. Perhaps most importantly for advertisers and marketers, qualified research found that consumers cited television as the most influential advertising medium when making a purchase decision."

The study also clearly confirms that broadcast television is the primary source of news for adults with local broadcast stations out-delivering cable by nearly 50 per cent. Furthermore, local broadcast station websites are the top online choice among consumers for local news and event information, presenting advertisers a cost-effective opportunity to reach their key markets across multiple platforms.

"It?s evident from these findings that TV remains the mainstay media among consumers and that local broadcasters are effectively bringing their content to users through their online and mobile initiatives," Lanzano said.

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