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Time Spent Streaming CTV Maintains its Pandemic Growth

Written by Tim Edmundson

Connected TV viewing grows 81% YoY

More Viewers Sticking With Connected TV

There’s no denying consumer habits have changed drastically over the past few months. The question now is: which of those changes will stick around for the long term? Like many other media channels, Connected TV viewing rose in March due to the influx of at-home workers spending increased time streaming on digital devices. A new report released by Nielsen revealed that the time users spend on their CTV devices increased by 81% year-over-year from 2019 – an increase that equates to around 4 billion hours per week. 

According to eMarketer, while traditional TV viewing has normalized since the start of the pandemic, Connected TV usage has maintained its viewership levels gained during the height of the pandemic. This has been attributed to the large amount of content now available on CTV, giving viewers more options to watch classic TV shows and movies. Coupled with original content exclusive to streaming services, it’s no wonder CTV has shown staying power – even with more freedom for people to go outside. Marketers should take advantage of this leg-up on linear TV channels by creating a comprehensive performance TV strategy that can ride this wave of increased viewing into the rest of the year.

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