Nielsen releases DTV readiness update

Last week Nielsen released the results of its latest DTV readiness survey, stating that 3.6M households, or about 3.1% of households, are still “completely unready”, i.e., with no DTV-capable TV sets. (“Partially ready” means at least one set is ready.) This is a vast improvement from December and January, figures which gave grounding to the Obama Administration’s push to delay the transition by four months, to June 12th. All told, 641 stations (out of about 1600) have shut off analog already.

The FCC’s website provides estimated coverage maps, which show where there can be a difference between current analog and digital coverage.