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.

We've found a total of 1,475 shorthands for people meter:

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POTL

People Of The Lie

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PACAS

People Against Companion Animal Slaughter

Medical » Veterinary

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COOP

Communities Organization Of People

Community

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PROUD

People Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity

Community » Religion

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PONTIAC

People On Narcotics Think It's A Chevy

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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SSPO

Southern Sudanese People Online

Internet

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PECOSE

PEople's COmmunity SErvices

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ISLM

Integrating Sound Level Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PCTV

People's Choice TV Corporation

Business » NASDAQ Symbols

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USFM

UltraSonic Flow Meter

Academic & Science » Electronics

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ACSSP

American Council of Spanish Speaking People

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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SHHHP

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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WUPR

West Ukrainian People's Republic

Governmental » US Government

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WUPR

West Ukrainian People's Republic

Regional » Countries

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WTCP

We're The Crazy People

Community » Media

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WYPA

Windows for Young People in Africa

Community

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PEPA

People, Equipment, POL, and Ammunition

Governmental » Military

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GUIP

Graphical User Interface for Blind people

Computing » General

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PLACES

People Learning About Curriculum Education And Student

Academic & Science » Students

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RTRRM

Response Type Road Roughness Meter

Governmental » Transportation

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HIPPO

Highly Individual Peak People Only

Business » Occupation & Positions

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PURG

People United for Responsible Government

Community

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PURG

People United for Responsible Government

Governmental » State & Local

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ARDIGUA

Asociación de Desplazados DIspersos de GUAtemala (Association of Displaced and Scattered People of Guatemala)

International » Guatemalan

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AGAPE

All Gods Anointed People Everywhere

Community » Religion

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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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