Nielsen: 99.4% of U.S. Homes Can Receive Digital Signals
Only 710,000 U.S. homes could still not get a digital television signal as of Aug. 30
By David Tanklefsky -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/8/2009 1:34:45 PM
Only 710,000 U.S. homes could still not get a digital television signal as of Aug. 30, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen. That means that 99.4% of U.S. homes are now able to receive a digital signal.
More than 572,000 homes have gained DTV access in the last month and 1.8 million since the week of the digital transition June 12.
The number of DTV unready households continues to decrease across the board, with 1.3% of Hispanic households unready, 1.0% of African-American homes, and 0.5% white.
The number of people over the age of 55 who are unready has dropped to 0.2%, while 1.4% of those under 35 do not have a DTV signal.
Another useless statistic. Did you notice how it says "get A digital station." So in Chicago with 16 TV stations suppose I get Channel 62 which is almost all infomercials or Channel 44 which is Spanish. According to Nielsen I would get Digital TV because I get ONE station?
That's a ridiculous thing to say. The only statistic we need in this way is how many people get the SAME number of digital stations they got when it was analog.
Furthermore I can't get ANY DTV stations, yet no one has ever asked me. So I can imagine how many other people simply aren't counted. If you're not on Nielsen's list you're not counted. So the statistic even at at least one station, is inaccurate at best
Eric Post - 9/9/2009 2:56:23 PM EDT
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