Travel Channel Ratings : How Do TV Ratings Work?

Travel Channel Ratings Video

Travel Channel Ratings

How Do TV Ratings Work?

How Do TV Ratings Work?

The future of your favorite TV shows hinges on their ratings – but what is a rating, and where does it come from?

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  1. Lies.. It picks up all the signals from all surrounding areas the box is. So it’s stealing your information without you knowing..

  2. Nielsen now use microphones in their devices that listen to the audio that comes out of your tv/ipad/whatever is in the room. They listen for audio "watermarks" (digital signatures) which are embedded into the shows/movies.

  3. I was a Nielson family for the past 3 years up until a couple months ago.
    A. They pay u like $50 a month in a gift card
    B. They hook a box on to your Xbox, PlayStation, etc to track your viewing habits on those devices as well

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