Acronyms that contain the term people meter

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FLP

Food, Land, and People

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HIP

Higher Income People

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POP

Pissing Off People

Internet » Chat

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PRA

People's Redemption Army

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TCP

The Common People

Governmental » US Government

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DPM

Downtown People Mover

Governmental » Transportation

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HOPE

Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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UWP

Up With People

Community » Music

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PPM

Peak Program Meter

Community » News & Media

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UKC

UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS

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ATTAP

All Things To All People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ESP

Extra Special People

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WTP

We The People Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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IHTFP

Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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HPS

Helping People Succeed

Community » Educational

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PRC

People's Republic of China / Mainland China

Governmental » US Government

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PIT

People In Touch

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MC

Meter Coupled

Academic & Science » Electronics

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LMP

Like Minded People

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PIA

People In Action

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PA

People Authority

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PAMA

People Against The Mistreatment Of Animals

Miscellaneous » Animals

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SPOHNC

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Medical » Oncology

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PHOAKS

People Helping One Another Know Stuff

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BPP

Botswana People's Party

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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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