Cable/DTH television sets are favoured mode of watching IPL for the middle-aged population, while the younger demographic prefers mobile (Jio Cinema), as per the latest Axis My India CSI survey for May.
The May report highlights that media viewership has increased for a significant proportion of households, with males and younger age groups displaying higher consumption rates.
The report also highlights the top brands that captured viewers' attention, with Dream11 and Thums Up securing the highest recall among viewers.
The May net CSI score, calculated by percentage increase minus percentage decrease in sentiment, is at +09, which has increased by 1 point compared to last month.
Axis My India, the consumer data intelligence company, has released the findings of its India Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI), a monthly analysis of consumer perception on a wide range of issues.
The sentiment analysis delves into five relevant sub-indices – Overall household spending, spending on essential and non-essential items, spending on healthcare, media consumption habits, entertainment and tourism trends.
Key findings on media consumption:
This month Axis My India’s CSI survey threw light on the excitement around the sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It unveiled that 55% will watch the matches on their cable/DTH Television sets of which 61% are from urban counter cities. Moreover, 45% are expected to watch on mobile (Jio Cinema) of which 48% are from rural towns. While Mobile (Jio Cinema) is the preferred mode of watching for 18-25YO, (64%), cable/DTH Television sets are favoured by 36-50YO, (66%).
The survey also attempted to understand effectiveness of advertisement during IPL through consumer brand recall. Upon asking which brand ads have the IPL viewers noticed the most (Top of the Mind), the top brands mentioned were Dream 11, Thums Up, Tata Neu, Jio, PayTM, Amazon, LIC, Tata Tiago ev, Kamala Pasand, Kingfisher, TVS, Ceat, Rupay. However, Dream11 secured the maximum eyeballs (39%), followed by Thums Up (10%), Tata Neu (8%) and Jio (7%). Dream11, Tata Neu and Jio were recalled the most by male viewers.
Consumption of media (TV, Internet, Radio etc.) has increased for 21% of the families, which is an increase by 2% from last month. The overall, net score is at 2 this month. Media viewership has increased more among males (22%) and among 18-25 YO which (30%) as compared to older age groups.
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Finally, the survey wanted to gauge consumer’s interaction with new AI tools like ChatGPT and their perception on its efficiency.
Of those surveyed (NCCS AB, Graduates and above) 6% have heard about ChatGPT. Importantly, 81% of those that have heard view the AI tool as an advantage to their work while a combined 24% views it as an obstacle to job security and data reliability. A majority of those who have heard about the AI tool and views it as an advantage belongs to the age group of 18-25YO.
Overall household spending has increased for 56% of the families, which is the same as last month. The net score, which was +49 last month has decreased to +48 this month. The states, which reflected the highest increase, are West Bengal with 70%, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with 61%. The age group 26-35 displayed the highest increase (59%).
Spends on essentials like personal care and household items has increased for 32% of the families, which reflects a dip by 1% from last month. The net score, which was at +21 last month, remains the same this month. Essential spends has increased more for families with a monthly income of Rs 21-30,000 (37%). Karnataka reflects the highest essential spends with 45%.
Spends on non-essential and discretionary products like AC, Car, and Refrigerator have increased for 5% of families; this reflects an increase of 1% from last month. The net score, which was at 0 last month, is +1 this month. Discretionary spends has increased more for families with a monthly income of Rs 30,000 and above (8%). Rajasthan reflects the highest non-essential spends with 10%.
Expenses towards health-related items such as vitamins, tests, healthy food has surged for 31% of the families. This reflects a decrease in consumption by 1% from last month. The health score which has a negative connotation i.e., the lesser the spends on health items the better the sentiments, has a net score value -21 this month. Health related products consumption increased more for female (32%) and among age group of 26-35 (about 33%).
Mobility has increased for 7% of the families, which is an increase by 1% from last month. The overall mobility net indicator score, which was at -1 last month, is at +1 this month. 11% of the youngsters from the age group of 18-25, has gone out more in the last month as compared to other age groups.
Pradeep Gupta, Chairman and MD, Axis My India, said “Today's media landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and our survey results highlight some intriguing trends that businesses and marketers should take note of. From a growing appetite for environmentally conscious products among young consumers, to the increasing popularity of mobile viewing during events like the IPL, to the rising interest in AI tools like ChatGPT, there are plenty of insights here for stakeholders across a range of industries. By paying attention to these shifts in consumer behaviour, businesses can position themselves for success in the months and years ahead."