Good Fortune

A Look at The Behaviors &
Media Consumption of
Affluent Americans

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Affluent Americans, those with an HHI of $100k+,

enjoy a disposable income that differentiates them from the average adult. This income enables an ‘upgraded lifestyle’ and the opportunity to own many devices and customize how they view video content. However, a closer look at their media behavior reveals their undeniable commitment to ad-supported TV content, and patterns of consumption that are similar to the average adult.

Affluents are watching most of their TV live, not time-shifted.

Despite demands on their schedule, the Affluent carve out time to watch television live as it airs.

% Time Spent With TV

Live vs. Time Shifted

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While Affluents are more likely to own OTT devices than the average person, they are doing it in small numbers. In contrast, 74% of Affluent households have a Cable+ subscription.

Their income allows them to own ‘lots of stuff’ but it is all supplementary viewing to their Cable+ subscription.


% Affluent Ownership of Connected-TV Devices

“Does your household own this device?”

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Good Fortune provides a review of the Affluent demographic and attitudinal traits, as well as an analysis of their video-viewing behavior – viewing across devices and platforms, time-shifting, viewership of TV content online. It also takes a look at their perceptions of TV advertising relative to other forms of media and the ability of TV advertising to motivate them to action.

To learn more about the Affluent, their key traits and media behaviors, click here to download the report and click here to download the infographic.

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