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Number of non-pay TV viewers in the United States from 2016 to 2021, by type (in millions)

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Number of non-pay TV viewers in the U.S. 2016-2021, by type The timeline presents the number of non-pay TV viewers in the United States in 2016 as well as a forecast until 2021, by type. In 2016, number of cord-cutters amounted to 16.7 million and the source projected that the number would climb to 40.1 million in 2021.
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The timeline presents the number of non-pay TV viewers in the United States in 2016 as well as a forecast until 2021, by type. In 2016, number of cord-cutters amounted to 16.7 million and the source projected that the number would climb to 40.1 million in 2021.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
July, 2017
Age group
18 years and older
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* Forecast.
The source defines non-pay TV viewers as those who no longer have access to traditional pay TV services or have never had access to traditional pay TV services; excludes IPTV and pure-play online video services (e.g. Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Sling TV, etc.).

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