A new report by research Horowitz Associates, that surveyed 800 nationwide multichannel TV customers, reveals that only 2% (or two hours per month) of all TV viewing in the U.S. comes from non-traditional TV devices. That means that the majority of people still prefer watching their favorite
programs the good old fashion way.
According to Horowitz, the 2% represents two hours of the 130.2 overall hours that U.S. TV viewers watch in a month.
But when consumers do watch online, the #1 device for non-traditional TV viewing is the laptop. The top video viewing websites are:
The top types of programs watched on alternative video platforms are:
- scripted dramas 24%
- news programming 14%
- comedy shows 13%
- sports 13%
- sitcoms 11%
Horowitz says that of those surveyed, over one-third (36%) wish all their favorite shows were available online; another 30% wish all TV shows were available on handheld devices.
A smaller number of TV viewers (7%) said that if all or most TV programs were available on their computer, they would get rid of their TV service.
The majority, however, still prefer traditional TV viewing. Eight in 10 (79%) say they prefer to watch TV shows on a TV versus a computer or handheld device.