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The trend of ‘cord thinning,’ cutting one or more pay-TV services, is on the rise, with 16.9% of people decreasing or removing services in Q3, according to new research by video search and recommendation firm Digitalsmiths.
The consumer trend survey noted a sequential rise in chord thinning from 13.4% in Q1 and 14% in Q2 with premium channels proving the highest-ranking service that was cut. However, 17.2% of consumers said they had actually increased their cable or satellite services.
“While survey results on cord-cutting and cord-thinning prove customer retention should remain a focus among pay-TV providers, the latest growing trend is cord-cheating. A topic Digitalsmiths introduced in Q2 2013, cord-cheating refers to the continuing trend by consumers to seek on-demand video content from third-party services and OTT services as an alternative to their traditional pay-TV provider,” said Digitalsmiths.
The survey found that 48.2% of respondents are now using subscription OTT services such as Netflix and Hulu, while 28.7% said they use third-party pay-per-rental services such as iTunes.
By comparison, 72.9% of respondents said they never purchase from their pay TV provider’s VoD catalogue.
In terms social media’s influence on viewing habits, Digitalsmiths found that 15.4% tweet or post what they are watching on TV to social networks, while 30.8% said they choose to watch something based on a TV show or movie’s social buzz.
Live TV is down, but on-demand is way up. At this rate, the Death of TV is going to take awhile.
No one watches TV anymore.
You don’t, and no one you know does, and it’s just a matter of time before the TV Industrial Complex folds in on itself and disappears.
Except … it turns out that people are. Still. Watching. TV.
More than ever, according to Nielsen.
That’s not immediately apparent if you take a look at the audience-counter’s newest “cross platform” report (registration required).
In fact, at first glimpse it appears as though TV viewing may have decreased in the last quarter, for the first time in several years: If you look at the chart below, it looks like Americans spent four hours and 43 minutes a day (!) watching live TV and shows on their DVRs in the third quarter of this year. That’s down from four hours and 46 minutes in Q3 2012.
That’s a small decrease (and it’s still more than people were watching in 2011) but it’s still a decrease. Hence: End of TV. Right?
Nope. For whatever reason, the Nielsen chart above doesn’t factor in video-on-demand viewing. And video-on-demand viewing is skyrocketing.
Comcast, the country’s biggest pay TV provider, said 70 percent of its subscribers watch stuff on demand, and that TV shows account for 40 percent of its usage. (If you factor in pay-TV channels like HBO, the number jumps up to 60 percent.)
So once you do factor in on-demand usage, you see a different story. Nielsen said that there has been a small increase in the number of people watching live TV, and a significant increase in the number of “timeshifted” TV watchers — people watching on either DVRs or VOD.
And when you look at the amount of time spent watching TV, live-TV viewing is down, a bit. But timeshifted viewing is up by nearly 15 percent. Note that these numbers don’tinclude people watching TV shows on the Web via services like Netflix and Hulu.
So how about that? People still like TV. They just like to watch it on their own timetable.
This doesn’t meant things are rosy for the TV Industrial Complex, of course. Obviously, all the competing digital distractions (maybe even the story you’re reading now!) pose a problem for the TV guys (though note that Nielsen said traditional PC usage declined this quarter).
And while Comcast, Nielsen and some of the TV networks are trying to figure out how to change this, right now timeshifted TV is much less valuable for them than live TV. (Hence the warm reception for Twitter’s “we’ll bring our viewers to live TV” pitch.)
But it does mean the TV Industrial Complex isn’t going away anytime soon. You guys would miss it if it did.