US Video Consumer Behaviour Q4 2019 | End of the Beginning for the Streaming Transition

The 20,000 Foot View: This report presents key trends and analysis from MIDiA’s quarterly Video Brand Tracker survey, including devices for viewing, video streaming activities, subscription video on demand (SVOD), demographics, video streaming app users, and top-streamed TV shows.

Key Insights

  • Netflix (X%) and Amazon Prime Video (X%) dominate weekly active use (WAU) among streaming apps
  • In its first quarter Disney+ has hit the ground running, moving into fourth place with X% WAU penetration
  • Amazon Prime Video has the lowest weekly-to-daily use ratio (X%), while Netflix (X%) and Hulu (X%) have the highest
  • X WAUs have the oldest average age at 44
  • Television sets remain the default device for TV and movie consumption at X% monthly average use (MAU) penetration
  • Mobile (X%) and PC (X%) TV and movie consumption remain significant niche use cases
  • Binge viewing at X% is now more popular than live TV viewing at X% in the US
  • Binge viewing skews towards older demographics
  • X% of binge viewing sessions involve X-plus episodes in one session
  • Multiple SVOD subscriptions are borderline mainstream for 16-44 year olds, with X% penetration among the age 25-34 demographic
  • Streaming TV show viewing differs from overall viewing – The Big Bang Theory was most viewed overall (X%) but Stranger Things was the most streamed (X%)

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: 13 Reasons Why, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Blue Bloods, CBS All Access, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D, Criminal Minds, Disney+, Friends, HBO Now, Hulu, Modern Family, Netflix, NCIS, Orange is The New Black, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Riverdale, Stranger Things, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Young Sheldon

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Pages: 16
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