Acronyms that contain the term people meter

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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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CFP

Caring For People

Community

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MDMA

Meter Data Management Agent

Computing » Software

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SCM

Standard Cubic Meter

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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WFP

Water For People

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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BPSOS

Boat People S. O. S.

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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HIP

Help For Incontinent People

Medical » Physiology

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IP

Inspired People

Community » Religion

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HOPE

Helping Other People Eat

Community

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SPIC

Spanish People In Control

Governmental » US Government

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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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PHP

People Helping People

Community

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HOPE

Help Other People Everywhere

Community

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PQM

Power Quality Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PBP

People Before Profit

Business » General

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PMD

People Making A Difference

Community » Educational

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UPC

Uganda People's Congress

Governmental » United Nations

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EM

Exposure Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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YPMN

Young People's Media Network

Community » Media

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PIP

People In Power

Governmental » US Government

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HOPE

Health Opportunities For People Everywhere

Medical » Hospitals

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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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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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