Streaming Viewership Has Surpassed Cable TV Tune-In For The First Time, Per Nielsen [Deadline]

Streaming Viewership Has Surpassed Cable TV Tune-In For The First Time, Per Nielsen [Deadline]

BY DADE HAYES

August 18, 2022 | Viewership of streaming programming surpassed that of cable TV for the first time in July, Nielsen reported.

The measurement firm, in its monthly snapshot of overall viewership called The Gauge, said streaming accounted for 34.8% of all viewing. That share of the total rose almost 23% compared with July 2021. Cable, meanwhile, took 34.4% of the total, sliding 9% from the year before. Broadcast slumped almost 10% year-over-year to account for 21.6% of tune-in.

One factor in July was the end of the NBA playoffs, which pulled significant numbers on TNT and ESPN in June. The Tokyo Olympics also boosted cable in July 2021. Streaming in July 2022 also benefited from the blockbuster premiere of the final two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4, among other big draws.

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