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Internet Usage Importance Expands07 2007
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Internet Usage Importance Expands07 2007


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  • 1. Page 1 of 3 Internet Usage and Importance Expand JULY 2, 2007 The Internet leads a rise in most media usage. The Internet is the most essential medium for consumers and newspapers are the least, according to an Edison Media Research study conducted by Arbitron in January and February 2007. Respondents were all from the US and ages 12 and older. Over a third of consumers deemed newspapers "least essential," while nearly a quarter felt that way about the Internet. Both radio and television had the fewest "least essential" mentions, at 18%. Larry Rosin of Edison Media Research said, "It is not a stretch to say that the Internet has become just as important as television as an important source of information and entertainment in the lives of Americans." Over a third of respondents said they were using the Internet and television more than in 2002. Radio was the only medium to take a major hit, with an equal percentage of respondents saying they used it more and less. 7/2/2007
  • 2. Page 2 of 3 Equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson measures time spent with media by using ratings data, survey research and consumer purchase data. Between 2000 and 2006, US consumers increased their total media time by 5%, from 3,333 hours per year in 2000 to 3,499 in 2006. Veronis Suhler estimated that media usage will rise to 3,518 hours in 2007. 7/2/2007
  • 3. Page 3 of 3 Put another way, that is an average of 9.6 hours a day of media exposure in 2006, up from 9.1 hours in 2000. Consumers don't always use one type of media at a time. Read the eMarketer Multitasking Consumers: Distracted or Connected? report to learn more. Get More from eMarketer eMarketer subscribers have access to thousands of reports, articles and charts related to topics like this one. To learn more, visit: ©2007 eMarketer Inc. All rights reserved 7/2/2007