2020 was a boom year for digital content consumption with digitally active Australians engaging with a diverse range of content on platforms, communities, sites and apps across screens, this resulted in an increase to their digital time spent of 19% on the year prior 1 .
IAB Australia endorsed Digital Content Planning data, released by Nielsen for the first time today, demonstrates the huge number and diversity of media owners providing digital content and services, with Nielsen measuring Australian audiences to over 4,000 digital media owners.
The new Nielsen Digital Content Planning audience data shows each of the top 10 media owners, including Nine Entertainment and the ABC, reach over half of the Australian population each month 2 .
Nielsen Digital Content Planning is a digital media planning tool that leverages respondent-level data across computer, smartphone and tablet devices. It complements and extends upon the audience ranking and profiling capabilities of Nielsen Digital Content Ratings (DCR) and provides media planners with more advanced planning and research tools which support media buying and selling activities.
A wide range of content and services are represented in the list of top 20 digital media owners (parents) released by Nielsen today including platforms, communities, news organisations, retailers, financial services, government and entertainment providers each reaching over 9 million Australians a month 3 .
Digital content consumption measured by Nielsen covers mobile and computer devices, with 60% of adult Australians’ online time spent on smartphone, 16% on tablet and 23% on computer 4 . In addition, viewing content on a connected TV has increased significantly throughout 2020: 7.3 million Australians access internet content on a connected TV daily, up 26% year on year 5 .
1. Nielsen Digital Content Ratings, Monthly Tagged, 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2020, Digital (C/M), People 2+, Total Time Spent, Text
2. Nielsen Digital Content Planning, November 2020, People 2+, Digital (C/M), Text, All Parents, Unique Audience
3. Nielsen Digital Content Planning, November 2020, People 2+, Digital (C/M), Text, All Parents, Unique Audience
4. Nielsen Digital Content Planning, November 2020, People 2+, Digital (C/M), Text, All Parents, Unique Audience
5. IAB Enumeration Report Sept-Nov 2020