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.

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FLIP

Funny Little Island People

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WPVP

Working People's Vanguard Party

Governmental » Politics

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TRIPS

Transportation Resources For Independent People Of Sandusky

Governmental » Transportation

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SPLM

Sudan People's Liberation Movement

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MPRN

Meter Point Reference Number

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GSM

Grams per Square Meter

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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PFFT

People for Fair Trade

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PTTP

Power To The People

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DWIP

Dinner with Interesting People

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MOPAC

Meet Other People and Cook

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PINP

People In Need Partnership

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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IVPM

In Vehicle Parking Meter

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FPF

Fat People Food

Miscellaneous » Food

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POLICE

People Often Lie In Confidence Everywhere

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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IDP

Internally Displaced People

Governmental » US Government

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NAACP

National Association of Always Complaining People

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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NPA

New People's Army

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COMPLETE

Count On Making People Lives Easier To Enjoy

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SPRINT

Stupid People Running Idiot Network for Telephones

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VVIP

very very idiotic people

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MMMJ

Master Meter Multi jet

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POC

People Of Color

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HOPS

Happy Old People Smiling

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m.

meter

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PETA

People Eating Tasty Animals

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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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