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Media Industries: Industry Info + Statistics

Resources for researching the business side of the entertainment industries.

Industry Reports: IBISWorld

Use IBISWorld to pull up research reports on industries.

You don't need to know the industry's NAICS code.
Just search on a company name & choose from the resulting list of matching industry reports.

here are the matching industry reports for Comcast:

Researching China? Be sure to check out IBISWorld China Industry Research

GENERAL Statistical Sites

Site What you can get here...
Passport (formerly GMID) Statistics on consumer behavior. Especially useful for music & video game sales, also has reports on consumer behavior online.
CIA World Factbook Demographic & economic statistics on foreign countries; includes data on telecommunication within each country.
TableBase Statistics on all market sectors, internationally
NOTE: GSU's subscription to TableBase is no longer active.

MEDIA-SPECIFIC Statistical Sites

Site What you can get here...
Box Office Mojo Box office totals for movies, typically back to 1970s
TV By the Numbers Viewership stats for TV shows
MIP Resource Centre TV industry research & reports.
VGChartz Sales figures for video games and devices
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

Digital music report

NOTE: We have IFPI's 2010 Recording Industry in Numbers (RIN) in print.

Call number: ML3790 .R43
Location: Library North 2, Reference

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Annual music sales ("shipments"), broken down by format

Advertising Age: Data Center

Statistics and reports on advertising across media platforms

Television Bureau of Advertising

Statistics and reports on television advertising

Nielsen Top Tens & Trends Up-to-date data on media and consumer trends including TV ratings, smartphone trends and video game purchase intent