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United States Media Stats

Definitions

  • Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • News Agencies > List of news agencies: List of news agencies.
  • Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media 4 2008
Households with television 97.84% 2002 14th out of 142
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 281.99 2012 22nd out of 188
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 803.03 2013 28th out of 205
Internet > Users > Per capita 695.68 per 1,000 people 2006 9th out of 154
Internet > Users per 1000 697.1 2006 8th out of 152
Internet users 245 million 2009 2nd out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Associated Press

Bloomberg Business News

UPI

2012
Personal computers > Per capita 762.15 per 1,000 people 2004 4th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

NPR (National Public Radio) - non-commercial network of member stations; news, information and cultural programmes

Clear Channel - America's largest commercial radio operator, owns more than 1,200 stations

CBS Radio - major commercial operator with nearly 180 stations in major markets


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2012
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 98.17 2012 111th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 846.78 per 1,000 people 2007 59th out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

ABC - major commercial network

CBS - major commercial network

NBC - major commercial network


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2012
Television receivers > Per capita 803.21 per 1,000 people 1997 1st out of 178
Televisions per 1000 754.89 2003 3rd out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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In response to Frank and Iwekei

There are 219,000,000 televisions in the United States. This is equivalent to 754 televisions per 1000 people



As three-quarters of Americans do not live alone, it is reasonable to assume that many people will share a television with other household members (particularly small children).



According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2001 98% of households had at least one television set. Many homes have more than one television with an average of 2.4 sets per household. As an average household has 2.57 members, this equates to approximately 280,000,000 television viewers (assuming everyone living in a house with a television watches it occasionally).

Posted on 12 May 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

  • United States media is also called the Fourth Estate. It is a term indicating the press maintains equal status with the other branches of the government. Local television is the major option of American adults for news. There is an audience increase in TV for the first time in five years. However, there are fewer networks producing original news compared to 2012. This is mainly the result of television procurement that left a handful of corporations in control of more stations. ¼ of 952 American television stations that air newscasts do not produce their own news programs. Instead, these facilities have forged sharing arrangements where content is produced outside their own newsrooms. Effects on consumers vary according to market. Some news organizations have reduced the number of staff or content production for cost efficiency.

    In the field of digital news, there has been extensive overlapping between public relations and news as shown during the 2013 State of the News Media report. Website content is now subsidized by commercial advertisers. It is still written by journalists (who are staff members) and placed on the news page of publishers. At times, this makes it impossible to differentiate from a regular news item. Major dailies like New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal have started or declared their intentions to assign personnel staff to this new technique in advertising. It will be part of the so-called “custom content division.” The latest projection by electronic marketers in this industry is that native ads spending will reach $2.85 billion by the end of this year.

    Social and mobile developments have also contributed to developments in the US media system. According to industry research, 50 percent of social network users share or repost news stories, images or videos while nearly as many as 46 percent talk about news issues or events on social networking sites like FB and Twitter.

    jaacosta47 20 May 2014