Acronyms that contain the term people meter

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YPC

Young People's Chorus

Community » Music

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AASP

American Association for Single People

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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VUM

Volume Unit Meter

Academic & Science » Electronics

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PLAN

People's Liberation Army of Namibia

Regional » African

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MOPE

Most Oppressed People Ever

Governmental » United Nations

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RAP

Resources And People

Business » General

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GP

Gross People

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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STOP

Slavery That Oppresses People

Governmental » United Nations

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PAL

People And Land

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PPM

Peak Programme Meter

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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WBP

We Build People

Governmental » Military

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WBP

We Build People

Business » Companies & Firms

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UPG

Unreached People Group

Business » General

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UPG

Unreached People Group

Community » News & Media

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POW

People Of Worship

Community » Religion

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LDDM

Laser Doppler Displacement Meter

Academic & Science » Electronics

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PTL

People That Love

Community » Religion

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STEP

Strategies To Elevate People

Business » General

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PEP

People Empowering People

Community

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SPLA/M

Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement

Governmental » Military

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JP

Jobs and People

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STOP

Service To Our People

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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PUT

People Using Television

Community » News & Media

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POWER

People Opposing War Empires And Rulers

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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GOP

Get Old People

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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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