Acronyms that contain the term people meter

What does people meter mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: people meter.

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PAYP

Positive activities for young people

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VVIP

very very idiotic people

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MPW

Massive People Wagon

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2DP

Two Different People

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AFPFL

Anti Fascist People's Freedom League

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SPOP

Service Program for Older People

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BPLU

Black People Love Us

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shy

Shy is when you're scared or uncomfortable around other people outside your house hold but in some cases the person/persons find it hard to be around their family/loved ones.

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WOPF

Wisdom of the People Forum

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WOPF

What Are Old People For

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TROOP

tal Respect Of Other People

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HPHP

Healthy Parks Healthy People

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SDOP

Self Development Of People

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WPOG

Whole People of God

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PWID

People Who Inject Drugs

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PRIDE

People Respecting Individual Diversity and Equality

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NAACP

Niggers Against All Caucasian People

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PWD

People With Disabilities

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KIPS

Killing Innocent People Silently

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ML

Meter Length

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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AFM

Air Flow Meter

Governmental » NASA

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GOP

Greed Over People

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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PRIDE

People Respecting Individual Diversity Everywhere

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BPT

Black People Time

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AARP

American Association of Retired People

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What does people meter mean?

People meter
A people meter is an audience measurement tool used to measure the viewing habits of TV and cable audiences. The People Meter is a 'box', about the size of a paperback book. The box is hooked up to each television set and is accompanied by a remote control unit. Each family member in a sample household is assigned a personal 'viewing button'. It identifies each household member's age and sex. If the TV is turned on and the viewer doesn't identify themselves, the meter flashes to remind them. Additional buttons on the People Meter enable guests to participate in the sample by recording their age, sex and viewing status into the system. The device, known as a 'frequency-based meter', was invented by a British company called Audits of Great Britain. The successor company to AGB is TNS, which is active in 34 countries around the globe. Originally, these meters identified the frequency of the channels - VHF or UHF - watched on the viewer's TV set. This system became obsolete when Direct to Home satellite dish became popular and viewers started to get their own satellite decoders. In addition, this system doesn't measure digital broadcasts. Before the People Meter advances, Nielsen used the diary method, which consisted of viewers physically recording the shows they watched. However, there were setbacks with the system. Lower-rated stations claimed the diary method was inaccurate and biased. They argued that because they had lower ratings, those who depended on memory for the diary method the may only remember to track their favorite shows. Stations also argued that if it wasn’t low ratings that skewed the diary method, it might also be the new variety of channels for viewers to choose from. Viewers may not be able to record everything they watch and there is no way of discovering the truth. Finally in 1986, Nielsen developed an electronic meter, People Meter, to solve the problem. The People Meter is an electronic method of television measurement that moved from active and diary-based to passive and meter-monitored. The meter also recorded real time simultaneously viewing, reducing memory bias.

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