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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Nielsen: U.S. consumers crave TVs, mobile devices

By Cecilia Kang

Here's what you need to know about media and tech consumers ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show. There are a whole lot of TVs and cell phones out there and more and more people are using those technologies to access the Internet.

According to a handy fact sheet by Nielsen:

* Average Number of TVs per U.S. Household: 2.5
* Percentage of Americans with 4 or more TVs: 31 percent
* Number of Mobile Phone Users (13+): 228M
* Percentage of U.S. Mobile Subscribers with Smartphones: 31 percent
* Number of mobile phone Web users: 83.2M

Watch for the television and mobile device spree to continue. According to a Bloomberg story global television sales boomed 17 percent last year -- but not so much for 3D TVs. And Gartner expects sales of tablets to triple to 60 million units this year.

Drill down some more in Nielsen's full report here.

By Cecilia Kang  | January 5, 2011; 10:50 AM ET
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I cant imagine why with all the stupid reality shows on TV now days!

Posted by: clermontpc | January 5, 2011 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I recently re-read Vonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House". His story, "The Euphio Question" is prescient.

Posted by: nadie1 | January 6, 2011 9:42 AM | Report abuse

I "crave" more electronic and sonic bombardment with the same enthusiasm I have for death marches. Do you want to meet Cap'n Zappy? Put your boombox inside my perimeter and watch your junk melt. That's what I know about harmonics and what 'musical' zombies do not. Say, how much did you squander on those execrable speakers stuffed into your traitor-mobile trunk? Turn up the volume and let's find out.

Posted by: jbksss | January 8, 2011 5:39 AM | Report abuse

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