Mar 19, 2019 - Economy

Even Grandma is streaming TV now

Data: Nielsen; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

A new report from Nielsen shows that adults ages 65+ are spending at least 21 minutes per day streaming shows.

Why it matters: Streaming hasn't come close to totally displacing live TV, but it's no longer a nascent technology that's just used by tech-savvy young adults.

  • Streaming adoption at all ages can be attributed to many factors, including the quality and diversity of content being created, the adoption of more TV-connected devices, and more investments by network providers to make it easily accessible.

The big picture: As more streaming companies try to capture users' attention, measurement standards will need to be implemented to better understand streaming audiences.

  • Nielsen will begin sharing Amazon and Hulu viewing data later this year, increasing the pressure on Netflix to start sharing viewing data for its shows, NBC's Claire Atkinson reports.

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