Nielsen says adults added one hour of media on average per day to total 10 hours and 39 minutes. This contrasts with a nearly identical media use in the first quarter of 2015 versus 2014 -- 9:39 versus 9:32.
The big gainer for the most recent period was smartphones, rising 37 minutes, up 60% versus the same period a year before. It now totals one hour and 39 minutes a day (1:39) -- the third most-used media.
The biggest media -- live TV -- lost three minutes for a 1% decline, totaling 4 hours and 31 hours a day (4:31). AM/FM radio grew one minute (1%) to 1 hour and 52 minutes (1:52) -- the second-largest media category.
Other new media continues to grow: Computer Internet use was up 10 minutes, a 21% gain to 58 minutes a day; tablet usage grew 12 minutes, up 63% to 31 minutes a day. Multimedia devices added on four minutes, 44% higher, totaling 13 minutes daily.
Time-shifted TV (DVRs) remained the same at 33 minutes versus the same period a year before. Video game consoles were also the same, at 14 minutes versus last year.
Playing DVDs took the biggest hit, down 11% (one minute) to 8 minutes a day