Whether it’s watching the glitz and glamour on the red carpet, witnessing the wedding nuptials of the nerdiest theoretical physicist and neurobiologist, or rooting for the next singing sensation, U.S. consumers constantly watch entertainment programs regardless of where they are throughout the day.
Americans continue to watch the news to stay up-to-date in an era of mass information and accessibility. Furthermore, people aren’t just keeping tabs of the news in their homes; they’re also watching on linear TV when they’re on the go, whether it be at work or even in a bar.
As of May 2018, more than 14% of all TV households—or 16 million homes—had “over-the-air” (OTA) TV status, and that number is on the rise. As consumers look for more on-demand and cost-effective options, there has been a resurgence in this cable status segment.