A recent study conducted by Edison and Arbitron showed that audio and video consumption increased by 20 percent in the U.S. in April, according to a recent Adweek article. The study states that increasing use of smartphones, social media and online radio are some of the factors involved in the increase. 

We can't seem to get enough, as the proliferation of media into our daily lives continues to grow. According to the study, the weekly online radio audience has grown to 57 million people aged 12 and older every week, a number that has been doubling every five years since 2001. 

When asked to choose between TV, radio, newspapers, and the Internet as the medium "most essential to your life," the Internet was the clear leader by a decisive margin. Over half (51 percent) of respondents over the age of 12 are on Facebook, according to the report. This compares to only eight percent three years ago. 

Last year, only 14 percent of Americans owned a smartphone. That number has more than doubled to 31 percent today according to the study. This expansion in smartphones has vastly increased the opportunity for people to access video and audio media at any time.