Penetration of HDTV in U.S. homes has reached nearly 25 percent while doubling from a year ago. That's according to figures released last week by Nielsen Co., and cited by MediaWeek.
Nielsen found that 23.2 percent of households in the U.S. now have HDTV, up from 12.8 percent at the end of November last year. The group attributed the rising numbers to multiple factors, including dropping prices of the TVs and the upcoming analog shutoff.
Of the nation's 18 largest markets, Washington, D.C. had the highest number (31.1 percent), followed by Boston, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia. Detroit's was the lowest (20.9 percent), followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Miami.