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Nielsen Ratings

And The Year's Most Talked About Shows On Twitter Are...

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

The year's most tweeted-about shows have been revealed. Nielsen, the company behind the highly criticized television ratings system, compiled Twit...

The Real Business of Reality TV and What Determines a New Show's Fate

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.23.2014 | TV
Sandy Malone

Are you a reality television junkie? Are you a closet Housewives fan? Or do you only watch the news, sports, and legitimate television dramas because you think reality TV is a post-Millennial fascination? Did you know that reality television actually originated on the radio, and that it's one of the longest-running genres in television? Seriously.

The Mystery of CNN 2014: What's the Vanguard Cable Network Up To?

Marwan Bishara | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media
Marwan Bishara

CNN took off with the Malaysian airliner's disappearance and hasn't landed since. And it has been widely ridiculed for it. But before you laugh, it's worth considering if CNN is onto something here. At least commercially.

Which Show Dominated The Twitter TV Ratings?

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 10.07.2013 | TV

Not only does "Scandal" continue to win big in the official TV ratings, it's also handling Nielsen's new Twitter TV Ratings List like a gladiator. ...

From Duck Dynasty to the Ivory Tower

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
Robert J. Spitzer

Now if the idea of political scientists, historians, and a lawyer discussing and dissecting the week's news prompts you to pull out your pillows and blankets, here's the shocker: People started watching.

Hey, Tweets & TV Ratings Are Connected

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 10.06.2013 | TV

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A frenzy of Twitter chatter about a broadcast program generally means more viewers are tuning i...

The Ratings Are In

Sun Sentinel | Craig Davis | Posted 08.21.2013 | Miami

LeBron James' reputation as a big-game performer was on the line. The future of the Heat's Big Three teetered in the balance. Game 7 of the NBA Final...

Reinventing the TV Rating System: How Community's Fans Battled the Nielsen Rating System

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
Russell C. Smith

Once upon a time, the Nielsen rating system mattered. Not any longer. What matters now is fans and buzz. What matters in the digital age is is tribes and Twitter.

The News Struggling Shows Need

Posted 04.30.2013 | TV

Nielsen will now measure audiences who view TV content online with their new Nielsen Digital Program Ratings. The pilot program includes A&E, ABC, ...

Fox News In February

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The big question for the future is: Will younger voters remain Democrats as they grow older or, when they become fogies, will they also become Republicans?

Why 'The Office' Technically Should've Been Canceled Years Ago

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 04.27.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Every Tuesday, the Nielsen company publishes a popularity ranking of broadcast television programs that has served as the industry's ...

Nielsen Changes TV Ratings

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.21.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- The company that measures television viewership said Thursday it will soon begin counting people who watch programming through broadband i...

Nielsen Ratings Are Getting With The Times (Finally!)

Posted 02.21.2013 | TV

The way you watch TV is changing and the Nielsen ratings system will finally change along with it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nielsen plans ...

Scott Pelley's Muscles Make Top 10 List

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — Studly men flexing their muscles in sweaty shirts dominated Nielsen's Top 10 list of popular programming. And there was football, too...

Why Your Cable Bill Is About To Go Up

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

Watching basic cable on your TV used to be simple. But if the FCC has its way, basic cable won’t be so basic (or free) anymore. Under a recent Fe...

Hurricane Sandy Wipes Out New York's November Nielsen Ratings

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.20.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York's Nielsen Co. ratings report for the month of November. The company that measures television...

How Nielsen Puts Its Research and Insights to Work to Foster Awareness, Diversity and Respect

Louis Chesney | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Chesney

Nielsen supports many diverse local and national groups and ethnic organizations to ensure it is providing its clients with a thorough understanding of what consumers watch and buy.

Lucas Kavner

Video Or The Radio Star? Study Says Radio Still Popular As Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

More Americans discover new music by listening to the radio, trumping all other mediums, according to a new Nielsen study on music consumption. For...

Nielsen Sued

www.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media

New Delhi Television Limited, India's oldest and largest news network, has lobbed a legal grenade at The Nielsen Company. In a 194-page lawsuit fil...

Who Shoved Ann 'Mama' Curry From the Train and Why?

Shelley Ross | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media
Shelley Ross

Curry tearfully told her viewers: "I'm sorry I didn't make it across the finish line." That's not true, she got to the anchor chair and here's where the mystery gets interesting. Ann Curry cannot be blamed for the current Today Show ratings problem.

Secrets of a May 'Nielsen Family'

Bob Sellers | Posted 07.29.2012 | Media
Bob Sellers

Based on my experience, keeping a Nielsel diary is a well-meaning but imperfect measuring system that suggests advertisers may be rolling the dice when they pay for ads designed to reach a particular audience.

Nielsen in the New Age

Bethany McHugh | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Bethany McHugh

It's astonishing that with all the technology available to us a more definitive method for measuring the popularity of TV shows hasn't been established.

Facebook Is Not Your Friend

Rory O'Connor | Posted 06.15.2012 | Technology
Rory O'Connor

Mark Zuckerberg may think that Facebook's recurrent privacy flaps haven't much affected the sometimes anti-social social network, but they represent a huge potential threat to what he has built.

For The Love of Art and Soaps

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

In 2010, I met Maria Arena Bell in New York at a going away party hosted by Suzanne Geiss for Jeffrey Deitch, before he was to head west and take up h...

'NCIS,' 'American Idol' & 'The Voice' Come Out On Top

AP | By FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- Viewers gave CBS the week's most-watched show along with 21 others in the top 30 ranking. Fox was represented only by its two editions of...