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YPM

Young People Matter

Community » Conferences

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GAROP

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

Governmental » Alliances

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TOOP

The Opposite Of People

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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2MTR+

Two Meter Plus Amateur Radio Club

Academic & Science » Amateur Radio

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WTFP

We're The Funny People

Community » Performing Arts

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BAVIP

Bradford Association of Visually Impaired People

Community » Associations

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SUPL

Stuff Unemployed People Like

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FPLD

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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PEEDA

People Energy Environment Development Association

Community » Development

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PINP

People In Need Partnership

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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PEEDA

People Energy Environment Development Association

Governmental » Energy

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PEEDA

People Energy Environment Development Association

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AUBP

Azerbaijani Union Blind People

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mg/m3

milligrams per cubic meter (e.g. of air)

Medical » Laboratory

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IVPM

In Vehicle Parking Meter

Governmental » Transportation

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SMAP

Sports Music Assemble People

Community » Music

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HWHP

Healthy Water Healthy People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PAGCS

People Against Geekchicshipping

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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TSPS

Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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AMM

Automatic Meter Management

Business » Management

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PRISM

People Reflecting Ideal Social Mindsets

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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VTVM

Vacuum Tube Volt Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PUMA

People United Means Action

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EPA

Excellent People Association

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PEM

People's Ecology Movement

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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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