20% of US homes have a DVR compared to 1 in 13 just 2 years back, said Leichtman Research Group. DVR owners’ mean HH income is 33% above avg; 53% own an HDTV set; and 45% record 5 or fewer programs each week. — 19% of consumers surveyed spend 6 hours+ on personal Internet usage a day, according to an IBM survey. 9% reported the same level of TV viewing. 66% watch 1-4 hours of TV/day vs 60% who spend 1-4 hours on the Internet for personal use. — No wonder the FCC’s wireless spectrum auctions receive so much play: 84% of the US population will have mobile phones by year’s end, said SNL Kagan. And that number, which includes consumer, business and double users, will hit 100% by ’13. As increased data use will spur a 3% annual growth rate in cell phone subs over the next decade, industry ARPU is expected to expand at an inflation-paced compound annual growth rate of 1.5% over the same period, to $61.09.

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Watching Season Two of FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” (premiered on the network Sept. 12, arrived on Hulu the next day) feels an awful lot like coming home, even for those of us that have never visited the Welsh city or set foot on a football pitch.

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