Thanks to Ad Age for its article discussing the young male demographic's move away from television and towards videogames
. The article notes: "Some 32 million 18- to 34-year-old males constitute the mother lode for a vast array of marketers. That's about one-quarter of the total U.S. male population"
, and goes on to quote an advertising executive as suggesting: "Games have bigger viewership numbers than The Sopranos."
Also of note is a referenced Codemasters
survey, which "...found that 32% of gamers were over 30 and 47% were in their 20s. It was the latest data to confirm that video gaming, once almost exclusively associated with teenagers, has become a mainstream interest that is dramatically altering the pattern of media consumption by men."