According to demographics for Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, social TV has turned watching TV into an interactive experience that connects viewers in the moment with friends, content creators, stars, and likeminded (or not so likeminded) fans. The report reveals who these viewers are that are Tweeting about TV, and who’s seeing their Tweets,
36 million people sent Tweets about
TV in the US in 2013
990 million Tweets were sent about TV in the US in 2013
An initial analysis of Twitter TV demographics across 273 broadcast and cable program episodes reveals three important findings, says the report:
Male Share Of Twitter TV Authors (Episodes With Greatest Twitter TV Reach)
Episodes with lowest share of Male Authors
Episodes with highest share of male authors
Share Of Twitter Authors Under 35 (Episodes With Greatest Twitter TV Reach)
Episodes with highest share of authors <35
Episodes with lowest share of authors <35
Tweets Reach Audiences Beyond Core TV Viewers:
Broadcast drama series (episode)
Broadcast comedy series (episode)
People Tweeting About TV Vary By Program Type
Average Share Of Twitter TV Authors By Gender
Average Share Of Twitter TV Authors By Age
35 and Over
Source: Nielsen, May 2014
In prior research, Nielsen Social found that the people who see TV-related Tweets outnumber Twitter TV Authors by a margin of 50-1. This recent analysis reveals that the Twitter TV Audience is also more demographically balanced than Twitter TV Authors.
This important finding suggests that TV advertisers and programs can complement and extend traditional TV reach through Twitter TV audiences. A program that skews older could connect with a younger audience through the reach of Tweets sent about the show, opines the report. Similarly, a program that skews female can reach a more male audience through the reach of Tweets sent about the show.
Twitter TV Authors for the episodes analyzed ranged from 12% male to 92% male. The program episode skewing oldest counted 85% of its Twitter TV Authors above the age of 35, while 98% of the Twitter Authors for the youngest-skewing program were below the age of 35. On average, the Twitter TV Authors for Sports Events skewed 79% male, while Reality programs skewed 65% female. Reality programs also had a younger mix of Twitter TV Authors: 75% were below the age of 35. Comparatively, just 63% of authors were below 35 for Comedy programs.
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