Mobile takes screen time from TV, but consumers pay more for cable

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Mobile apps may be taking screen time from television, but consumers are still paying much more for TV.

The average American consumer pays 64 cents per hour of entertainment on cable TV, compared with 11 cents on mobile games, analytics firm Flurry reported in a study. That means Americans are paying about 5.8 times more for one hour of cable. That number was about the same last year. Although the average consumer paid only one-half cent more on mobile gaming between 2013 and 2014, time and money spent on mobile gaming is on the rise, said Flurry’s chief executive, Simon Khalaf.


Mobile takes screen time from TV, but consumers pay more for cable