Exclusive: The New York Times iPad App Nearing 1.5 Million Downloads

By on 01/12/2011 5:19 PM @beet_tv

LAS VEGAS –  The iPad App for the New York Times has had 1.5 million downloads since it launched in April, says Ray Pearce, who heads circulation for the newspaper. 

We interviewed him at CES last week. This number puts it ahead of weekly circulation for The Times which is about 950,000.  Sunday is 1.3 million.

While only some who download the App read the paper on their iPad, surely far fewer than those who  read the print edition, the number of downloads represents a major move to digital consumption as a "deep reading" experience says Pearce. 

He tells Beet.TV that the paper is "very happy with the usage information" around iPad users. 

A Times spokesperson told your correspondent, via email, that iPad consumption mirrors reading patterns of the print edition:

"Our iPad readership is highest at the beginning and end of the day much like print readership, which supports nicely our readership on other platforms such as mobile and the Web site."

In the interview, Pearce says that Times readers are finding the Kindle an immersive, print-like reading experience.  

He says that The Times derives 85 percent of revenue from the print product. 

Unlike the iPad App which is free and has advertising, The Times on the Kindle is a subscription with no ads.  A spokesperson declined to provide numbers of Kindle subscriptions.

Andy Plesser

Recent Videos
image
IAB’s Rothenberg: The Problem with Viewabilty is the Tech Vendors

While publishers and advertisers are essential in agreement over what constitutes a “viewable” digital advertisement, the technology for measuring ‘viewability” is a big problem, with multiple tech vendors coming with vastly different findings, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB ...

image
Marketing Industry Chief: Ad Fraud Must be “Put to Its Death”

Speaking in blunt terms, Bob Liodice, President and CEO of the ANA,  the nation’s trade association for advertisers, says that his group has had enough and wants no part of criminal activity where dollars are being diverted in various ad fraud scenarios.   He says the industry needs to deal with this ...

image
Social Sharing Drives Video Ad Returns: Unruly’s Kosinski

Making your video ad shareable doesn’t just mean a wider audience – it increases its chances of stimulating real marketing outcomes, says Richard Kosinski, president of video measurement agency Unruly Media. That company produces the Viral Video Chart and tracks how videos are watched and ...

image
Innovid Rolls Out New Targeting Tools

Advertising tech platform Innovid is rolling out real-time synchronized ads this year, says CTO Tal Chalozin at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat. As it expands deeper into targeting technology, Innovid has begun working with Cisco to bring tools to second screen apps by targeting ads to relevant ...

image
Small TV Networks Allow Programmatic Buying By Magna Global Advertisers

The US TV business has moved another step closer to selling its advertising programmatically, with 15 small broadcast networks signing up to allow programmatic buying by clients of IPG Mediabrands’ Magna Global investment unit. Its data-driven ad targeting capabilities will be used by small networks ...

image
Teads Outperforms Competitors In Video Ads, Nielsen Commissioned Study

French video ad tech company Teads has lately been shouting about the performance of its ad format InRead, which inserts auto-playing video ads between text paragraphs on major publisher sites. Now it is using a study commissioned from Nielsen to claim it outperforms its competitive video ad format ...

image
Google’s AdX Bigger Than Global Stock Markets: Vanderzee

It is often said that the “programmatic” shift from manual ad-buying to automated mechanisms will do for Madison Avenue what computer trading did to Wall Street. But, on one measure, it’s already bigger than that. “The number of transactions now on the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, if you ...

Martin Sorrell - media rev thumbnail
Making the “Media Revolution:” IPG’s Roth, WPP’s Sorrell, AOL’s Armstrong...

The role of the media agency is dramatically changing with entrance of “biased” tech companies, says Michael I. Roth, CEO of Interpublic Group. He says the role of the unbiased, “agnostic”  media agency is more important than ever. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says that there will ...

image
Audience Buying Ushers in Changes for Premium Publishers, SMG’s Delaney

Audience buying does not signal the end of premium publishing, but it is ushering in changing ways of doing business, says Mac Delaney, SVP of Programmatic at SMG Global, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat.  Efficiencies, pricing, yield and CPMs are radically morphing, but publishers are still creating ...

image
Ad Sellers Not Equipped For Programmatic Fight: Adomik’s Shaevitz

PHOENIX — The rash of new ad tech platforms we have seen over the last couple of years is designed to wring greater efficiency, better targeting and lower costs out of ad buying. All of that appears to be stacked in favor of ad buyers, not ad sellers – so is the sell side disadvantaged in the ad ...

image
Programmatic TV’s Future Is Four-Fold: SpotXchange’s Cooke

PHOENIX — What’s the future of “programmatic”, the collection of targeting and trading technologies currently revolutionizing display advertising, when it comes to television and video? It boils down to “four buckets”, says video ad tech platform ...

image
‘Always-On’ Advertising Moving To The Hub: Rocket Fuel’s Skinner

PHOENIX — Rocket Fuel’s acquisition of data management platform X+1 was one of the more talked-about M&A deals in 2014. So why did the programmatic platform do the deal? To give customers a single, constantly-connected platform, says Rocket Fuel’s global partnerships VP David Skinner. ...

loader