Nielsen Total Audience Report: Podcasts and smart speakers on the rise in Q2

Specialized studies have been reporting growth in audio for years, and the general media research is reflecting the same result. Nielsen’s Total Audience Report for Q2 marked another steady quarter for radio, although its influence remains notably less among younger ears. The report also saw positive trends for smartphones, streaming audio, and smart speakers. Continue Reading

Nielsen’s renamed Total Audience Report reduces platformism, notes lower TSL for AM/FM

Nielsen released its Q3 Total Audience Report, formerly called the Cross Platform Report. The name change signifies a philosophical reconception as well as new marketplace realities. In the metrics, AM/FM time-spent listening dropped slightly year-over-year, but it is the generational shift which really stands out. Continue Reading