11.02.2007 08:03 AM
HD-equipped U.S. households top 15 million, Nielsen says

Nearly 14 percent of the nation’s TV households are HD-capable, while a little more than 11 percent are HD-equipped and actually receive at least one HD network or station, according to statistics released Oct. 30 by the Nielsen Company.

Nielsen’s findings reveal that Los Angeles, at 20.4 percent, is the market with the highest percentage of HD capable homes, which the company defines as those households equipped with an HD television and HD tuner. New York City, at 17.5 percent, has the highest percentage of HD receivable homes, or those that have both HDTVs and HD tuners and actually receive one or more HD channels or networks.

The ratings company also reported that among U.S. Hispanic or Latino households, 10.4 percent are HD capable and 8.2 percent are HD receivable. Among African-American households, 8.1 percent are HD capable and 6.9 percent are HD receivable.



TV HHs

HD Capable

%

HD Receivable

%

Total U.S.

112,880,000

15,500,000

13.7

12,730,000

11.3

New York

7,391,940

1,334,840

18.1

1,293,790

17.5

Philadelphia

2,939,950

457,900

15.6

438,110

14.9

Detroit

1,925,460

238,830

12.4

212,370

11.0

Boston (Manchester)

2,393,960

399,440

16.7

388,350

16.2

Washington, D.C. (Hagerstown)

2,308,290

447,160

19.4

387,680

16.8

Atlanta

2,310,490

345,680

15.0

287,710

12.5

Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)

1,783,910

296,300

16.6

277,970

15.6

Chicago

3,469,110

585,960

16.9

485,580

14.0

Houston

2,050,550

344,260

16.8

270,820

13.2

Dallas-Ft. Worth

2,435,600

425,420

17.5

364,850

15.0

Los Angeles

5,647,440

1,152,380

20.4

965,200

17.1

San Francisco-Oak-San Jose

2,419,440

397,860

16.4

320,740

13.3

Seattle-Tacoma

1,782,040

255,960

14.4

216,530

12.2

HDTV household estimates, November 2007. Graph courtesy Nielsen Company.


For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.



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