Acronyms that contain the term people meter

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PUPS

People Under Possession Of Shapeshifting

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REPULICAN

Real Everyday People Understanding Laws In Campaigning And Nationalism

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POKE

People Of A Kinder Environment

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LBW 29

Comfort, Comfort Now My People

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PEBK

People's Bancorp of Catawba

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EQUIP

Every Quarter Uniting Important People

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NIPPLE

Nolife Involved People Practicing Loserly Extravaganzas

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SPLLOJL

Some People Live and Learn, Others Just Live

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NAACP LDEF

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund

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NAACP SCF

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Special Contribution Fund

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PROPER

Preachers Reaching Oppressed People Expecting Restoration

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TYPP

the Young People's Project

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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WWVP

Working with Vulnerable People

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SPORTSPEOPLE

Sports People's

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PULER

People United for Law Education and Rehabilitation

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CAPRE

Community Association of People for REAL Enterprise

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PRADA

People Recovering After Domestic Abuse

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PFFT

People for Fair Trade

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POBI

People of the British Isles

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PEOP

People

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IKALOPLT

I Know A Lot Of People Like That

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PUPI

People Understanding Puppy Interaction

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OOMPH

Our Organisation Makes People Happy

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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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