Some 3.6 million or 3.2% of U.S. television households are still completely unready for the digital transition on June 12, according to data collected by Nielsen.
The number represents a slight decrease from the 3.8 million U.S. households that were completely unprepared, according to data provided earlier this month.
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Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M., remains the least ready of 56 local metered markets, with 9.1% of households completely unprepared. Dallas-Fort Worth is second with 6.3% of households unready. Meanwhile, Providence, R.I.-New Bedford, Mass. is now completely ready for the digital switch and fewer than 1% of households in Hartford and New Haven, Conn., are unprepared.
The number of completely unready households among African-Americans, Hispanics and those under 35 years of age all decreased from Nielsen’s last report. However, the three groups still represent the most unready demographics.