Reaching the smaller households

Households that are Converted or Committed are generally smaller than other online households. The Converted – with no Pay TV and already with an Analog TV Converter – have an average household size of 2.3 persons, with 68% having only 1 or 2 persons. The Committed – with no Pay TV and planning to buy an Analog TV Converter – have an average of 2.4 persons, with 64% having only 1 or 2 persons. By comparison, the national average for online households is that 51% have 1 or 2 persons.

Double-Dippers are at the other end of the spectrum. These households that have Pay TV and also have an Analog TV Converter have larger households. Well more than half – 57% – have 3 or more household members.

Household Size by Segment - Analog TV Converter Profile Report

Household Size by Segment – Analog TV Converter Profile Report


This information is released from the Analog TV Converter Profile Report, a Technology User Profile solution from MetaFacts. It is based on recent survey-based research, reporting directly from a representative sample of actual users. The Analog TV Converter Profile Report is available for immediate purchase through the online store at the MetaFacts website –

Other findings in the Analog TV Converter Profile Report include:

  • How many in each segment have converters?
  • Current Pay TV Households – the earliest adopters
  • Current Pay TV Customers – the ripest segment?
  • Analog TV Converters are not only for seniors
  • Analog TV Converters – a Boy Toy?
  • TV & Educational Levels
  • Success with homemakers & the retired
  • Reaching the smaller households
  • Analog TV Adopters are not only for low-income
  • Children, Pay TV and Analog TV
  • Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt and Fun?
  • Consumer Electronics in Use
  • Planned Consumer Electronics
  • Outlets – Retail & Online

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About MetaFacts

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