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Teens Watch More Mobile Video Than Other Age Segments

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2013 Apr 17
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A new Nielsen report analyzes media habits of 12- to 34-year-olds and finds that those in the 12 to 17 age range spend 18% more time watching video on a mobile phone than 18- to 24-year-olds, and a huge 46% more than those 25- to 34-year-olds.

The report found that those in the 12 to 17 age range spend seven hours and 48 minutes per month on average watching video on a mobile phone.

However, when it comes to Internet video, 18- to 24-year-olds spent the most time watching content on their computers. The 25- to 34-year-olds surpassed those younger than them in traditional TV-watching, clocking in an average of about 136 hours a month.

The numbers and corresponding age groups clearly fit in with the natural progression of technology in recent decades: TV, followed by Internet and now mobile. That could also be why the Nielsen data show smartphone penetration among teens has increased by 45%, between the end of 2011 and the end of 2012.

Source: Mashable
http://mashable.com/2013/04/16/nielsen-survey-teen-tech-habits/