From Teens to Adults, Everyone's Now Watching Online Video as Much as TV

Global study finds similar habits among ages 16 to 45

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Globally, people are spending as much time watching online video as they spend watching TV, according to a new report from Millward Brown. That should bode well for brands trying to target cord-cutters or "cord-nevers," but digital promos annoy many viewers.

For Millward Brown's study, "AdReaction: Video Creative in a Digital World," the research firm polled more than 13,500 multiscreen viewers—i.e., people who own a TV and either a smartphone or tablet—in 42 countries on what they think about video advertising.

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