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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MOPED

Most Often People Endup Dead

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PRADA

People Recovering After Domestic Abuse

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Medical » Veterinary

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PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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PPL

People

Internet » Chat

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NPA

New People's Army

Governmental » Politics

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PLU

People Like Us

Community

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PPPP

Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians

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FLIP

Funny Little Island People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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WPVP

Working People's Vanguard Party

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TRIPS

Transportation Resources For Independent People Of Sandusky

Governmental » Transportation

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SPLM

Sudan People's Liberation Movement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MPRN

Meter Point Reference Number

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DWIP

Dinner with Interesting People

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PATM

People Allergic to Me

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MOPAC

Meet Other People and Cook

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2MTR+

Two Meter Plus Amateur Radio Club

Academic & Science » Amateur Radio

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FPLD

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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PINP

People In Need Partnership

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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mg/m3

milligrams per cubic meter (e.g. of air)

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IVPM

In Vehicle Parking Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FPF

Fat People Food

Miscellaneous » Food

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POC

People Of Color

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CC

Carbon Copy and email to CC someone is to send an email to someone and CC another. This sends a copy of the message to one or more people. See BC. to blind copy

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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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