Monday, November 9, 2009
Radio Dominant Audio Device
According to a Nielsen analysis of a media study conducted by the Council for Research Excellence, 77% of adults are reached by broadcast radio on a daily basis, second only to television at 95%. The study found that Web/Internet (excluding email) reached 64%, newspaper 35%, and magazines 27%.
And, in a deeper analysis of audio media titled "How U.S. Adults Use Radio and Other Forms of Audio," Nielsen found that:
* 90% of consumers listen to some form of audio media per day
* The 77% who listen to broadcast radio surpass the 37% who listen to CDs and tapes and the 12% who listen to portable audio devices.
* Almost 80% of those aged 18 to 34 listening to broadcast radio in an average day.
While the recent emergence of portable audio devices like the iPod and other MP3 players was considered a threat to traditional forms of audio, this study's evidence suggests that the new technology has had a positive effect on radio consumption. Radio was found to have a higher reach (82%) among those who listen to portable audio devices, compared to the average reach for all audio consumers.
Jeff Haley, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), concludes that "... this... observational study of today's consumer proves that the primary source of new music is the radio."
Another key takeaway from the reports is that broadcast radio is the dominant form of audio media at home, work, and in the car. Exposure to audio listening falls into four tiers in terms of level of usage among listeners:
* Broadcast & satellite radio (79.1% daily reach; 122 minutes daily use among users)
* CDs and tapes (37.1% daily reach; 72 minutes)
* Portable audio [ipods/MP3 players] ( 11.6% daily reach; 69minutes), digital audio stored on a computer such as music files downloaded or transferred to and played on a computer (10.4% daily reach; 65 minutes average use), and digital audio streamed on a computer (9.3% daily reach; 67 minutes)
* Audio on mobile phones (
Other findings highlighted in the report include:
* Audio media exposure has the highest reach among those with higher levels of education and income
* Approximately 12% of study participants listened to MP3s and iPods for an average of 69 minutes per day, yet eight-in-ten of these individuals also listened to broadcast radio for an average of 97 minutes per day
* 90% of adults are exposed to some form of audio media on a daily basis, with broadcast radio having by far the largest share of listening time
Considering Portable Audio Devices:
* MP3 and iPod players averaged only 8 minutes of listening per day among the entire observed sample, with just under 90% of the sample not listening at all .
* Among listeners of portable audio devices (11.6%), the highest reach was among those aged 18 to 34 years (20.8%), singles (18.5%), and those who tend to be more technology-savvy (18.2%)
* Among those who also listened to portable audio devices such as MP3 players or iPods, broadcast radio had a daily reach of 81.6% reach and 97 minutes of average listening time among those who listen to radio Broadcast radio reaches those aged 18-34 at rates equivalent to the general adult population, with 79.2% of younger adults listening to broadcast radio for an average of 104 minutes a day among listeners. On average, individuals spend almost identical amounts of time during weekdays (454 minutes) as they do on weekends (458 minutes) using one of the five key media sources. And, among key "advertising-based" media platforms:
* Live television had the highest reach and daily usage among users (95.3%, 331 minutes)
* Broadcast radio (77.3% reach, 109 minutes)
* Web/Internet [excluding use of email] (63.7%, 77 minutes)
* Newspapers (34.6%, 41 minutes)
* Magazines (26.5%, 22 minutes)
09 novembre 2009
Nielsen/CRE: sorpresa, la radio domina l'audio
Ho letto la notizia oggi su Giornaleradio.info ma ho ricevuto direttamente un approfondimento che voglio condividere qui, insieme al report che lo ha originato. Una ricerca Council for Research Excellence/Nielsen, afferma che i consumatori americani non hanno voltato affatto le spalle al mezzo radiofonico, che rimane una fonte maggioritaria per soddisfare i propri gusti musicali. In termini di minuti dedicati al mezzo la radio è ancora molto utilizzata, il 77% delle persone che ascoltano musica ogni giorno (90% della popolazione) ascolta la radio contro il 37% dei CD. Se la fascia di età dai 18 ai 34 anni è la più incline a servirsi di player MP3 (usato dall'11% della popolazione), anche queste persone ascoltano la radio.
Questo il commento riassuntivo apparso su sito del Center for Media Research mentre qui c'è il link al report di 38 pagine.