Broadcast TV-Only Broadband Homes Jump 23%

The Nielsen Co. was careful not to fan the cord-cutting flames, but its latest Cross Platform Report shows that the number of U.S. homes with broadcast-only TV and broadband jumped 22.8 percent since the third quarter of 2011. Nielsen estimates that there are 5.1 million homes in that category, after 1 million joined in during the 12-month period.