Q3 ‘Cord Cutting’ Decline Anticipated by TDG Research

Q3 ‘Cord Cutting’ Decline Anticipated by TDG Research
Consumer Research Pointed to Fewer Dropping Cable in Q3

Plano , TX (November 5, 2015) – According to research conducted by TDG in the first half of 2015, the percentage of adult broadband users moderately to highly likely to cancel their pay-TV service declined 20% between early 2014 and 2015.


As stated by Michael Greeson, TDG Co-founder and Director of Research, “Cord cutting proclivities have held steady for several years, with approximately 7% of ABU pay-TV subscribers moderately or highly likely to cancel their service in the six months following the survey. In early 2015, however, this number declined to 5.7%. This is the first time in five years we’ve seen significant change.”

TDG’s research was conducted in the first half of 2015 and thus indicative of cancellation proclivity in the second half of 2015. “If judged by recent Q3 operator reports, the survey data was directionally correct, meaning that TDG Members saw this coming.”

Notably, the percentage of consumers saying they ‘definitely will cancel’ their pay-TV service in the next six months has been cut in half, down from 2.9% in early 2014 to 1.4% in early 2015, accounting for all of the top-2 regression. “The fact that the decline occurred among those most likely to cut the cord was key, and ultimately translated into lower losses in Q3.”

To learn more about TDG’s unique consumer research, or to speak with TDG about trends in pay-TV subscription and use, please contact us at sales@tdgresearch.com or 469-287-8050.

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