In Depth

3.1 Mil Households Still Unready for DTV

The number of TV households completely unready for the digital transition decreased to 3.1 million, according to Nielsen.

The number represents 2.7% of TV households, down from 2.9% at the time of Nielsen’s last report two weeks ago, which stated that 3.3 million households were unready.

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The other statistics released by Nielsen were in line with the previous report. Although they’ve made improvements, African-Americans, Hispanics and those under age 35 are still the least ready groups, at 5.4%, 4.7% and 5%, respectively.

Additionally, Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M., remains the least ready market with 8.40% of households completely unready.

(Editor: Baumann)