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Quarterly Digital Content Trends: Q3 2017

Report by Mark Mulligan
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The 20,000 Foot View: In this report, we present highlights of content trends from MIDiA’s Quarterly Brand Tracker. The survey is fielded in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. This report explores how consumer behaviour evolved between XXX 2016 and XXX 2017 across music, video, games and social. 

Key Findings

  • YouTube’s music weekly active user (WAU) audience grew from XXX to XXX between XXX 2017 and XXX 2017 
  • Amazon, Apple, Soundcloud, Google, Deezer and Tidal all had slightly lower streaming music WAU penetration in XXX 2017 compared to XXX 2016
  • Amazon saw quarter-on-quarter streaming music growth between XXX 2017 and XXX 2017
  • Spotify is the only music service with higher WAU penetration in XXX 2017 XXX than in XXX 2016 XXX though penetration dropped slightly in XXX syncing apps Dubsmash and Musical.ly appear to have peaked and now have just XXX penetration each
  • Snapchat lost WAUs in XXX falling to XXX though it is still higher than it was in XXX XXX 2016 and XXX 2017, Facebook’s total WAU audience across its four social properties grew by XXX points
  • WAUs of streaming video apps were flat in XXX while catch-up TV fell slightly
  • In the UK both Netflix and Amazon registered growth in XXX penetration for all but three of the mobile games tracked by MIDiA was either flat or diminished in XXX 2017
  • All key music behaviour was flat in XXX 2017, except for radio which continued its long-term decline
  • YouTube and Facebook both saw video audiences grow in XXX while mobile TV viewing was down 

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Amazon Prime Music, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Candy Crush Saga, Clash Of Clans, Clash Royale, Deezer, Dubsmash, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Flipagram, Game of War, Google Play Music All Access, Instagram, MARVEL Contest of Champions, Minecraft, Mobile Strike, Musical.ly, Music Messenger, Netflix, Pinterest, Pokémon Go, Snapchat, Snap Inc., Soundcloud, Spotify, Supermario Run, Tidal, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube

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