Acronyms that contain the term people meter

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PCMM

People Capability Maturity Model

Computing » Software

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SWAPO

South West Africa People's Organization

Regional » African

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MPRP

Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party

Governmental » Politics

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PAGAD

People Against Gangsterism And Drugs

Community » Law & Legal

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LPA

Little People of America

Community

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PFAWF

People For the American Way Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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ZAPU

Zimbabwe African People's Union

Regional » African

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DPRK

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Governmental » US Government

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DPRK

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Regional » Countries

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PWH

People With a History

Community » Law & Legal

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LPRF

Little People's Research Fund

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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NIPD

National Institute for People with Disabilities

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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POOP

People Order Our Patties

Miscellaneous » Food

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POOP

People Order Our Patties

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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ISDP

I See Dead People

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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PPPP

Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians

Governmental » Politics

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BPSOS

Boat People S. O. S.

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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POWER

People Organized To Win Employment Rights

Business » General

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YPP

Young People's Press

Community » Media

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YPMN

Young People's Media Network

Community » Media

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W/M2

Watts per square Meter

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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AZAPO

AZAnian People's Organisation

Regional » African

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ATTAP

All Things To All People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PRC

People's Republic of China / Mainland China

Governmental » US Government

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PAMA

People Against The Mistreatment Of Animals

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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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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