Nielsen: Streaming's Share of U.S. TV Viewing Up Over 10% in 2022 (Chart of the Day)

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Back in June 2021, when Nielsen first started publishing its monthly U.S. TV marketshare graphic "The Gauge," Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings lamented the fact that linear TV still far outstripped streaming in overall usage. 

At the time, linear cable and broadcast accounted for 64% of overall U.S. TV viewing, while streaming occupied just 26% of overall share. 

But the latest November version of Nielsen's "Gauge" reveals a dramatic market share shift, especially when compared to the November 2021 iteration. We've pasted both below. Compare and contrast for dramatic effect. 

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