That’s 4.4% of U.S. TV homes. Nielsen finds Albuquerque-Santa Fe the least-prepared local metered market, while Hartford-New Haven is in the best shape.
More than 5 million U.S. households — or 4.4 percent of all homes — are not ready for the upcoming transition to all-digital broadcasting and would be unable to receive any television programming at all if the transition occurred today, The Nielsen Co. reported today. This is an improvement of more than 800,000 homes since Nielsen reported readiness status at the beginning of February.
Among the 56 local markets that Nielsen measures with electronic meters, the one that is least ready is Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M. (DMA 44) with 11.7 percent of the households completely unready.
The most prepared market is Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (DMA 30), with only 1.2 percent of homes unready. Both markets held these positions in January and at the beginning of February.