Nielsen Survey Reveals iDevices Serve as Daily Second Screens for 40 Percent of Users

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    According to Nielsen's newly released Q2 2012 Cross-Platform Report, second screen television viewing is becoming a widespread trend, with smartphones in more than 50 percent of U.S. homes and tablets in almost 20 percent.

    The data shows that 85 percent of mobile owners use their tablet or smartphone while watching television at least once a month, while 40 percent do so on a daily basis. 41 percent of those who use a second screen daily are using a tablet, while 39 percent are using a smartphone.
    Interestingly, smartphone usage skews younger, with half of 18 to 24 year olds using their phones while watching television, while tablet usage skews older. People aged 25-34 and 55-64 are the most likely to use tablets multiple times a day while watching TV, and women are more likely to use smartphones than men.
    While checking TV programming and sports scores is popular with tablet users, smartphone users tend to use their devices to visit social networking sites, shop, and access email accounts.

    Article Link: Nielsen Survey Reveals iDevices Serve as Daily Second Screens for 40 Percent of Users
  2. macrumors 603


    Me yesterday while my girlfriend watched the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, lol
  3. macrumors 68030


    A great way to spend the evening: watching something boring on TV while checking Facebook about boring status updates of other people who are doing exactly what you are!
  4. macrumors 6502


    interesting -__-


    and you didn't watch it? :eek:
  5. macrumors 603


    Some of it I did, but during Bieber's performance? Or the Pink segment? Some portions I certainly didn't watch, and I wish I hadn't heard.
  6. macrumors 6502


    haha, oh it was with Bieber?... Did not even know that...btw I have totally forgotten The Victoria Secret Fashion Show that's why I haven't watched it either :D
  7. macrumors 604


    How else are dem teenage girls going to find the time to fulfill their obligation to like and comment on every one of their 500+ friend's (boring) FaceBook statuses?
  8. macrumors 68030


    Between the iPhones and iPads in our house, I can't even get anyone's attention, while the TV is on, other than texting them, LOL.

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