Measuring Success & Failure of New TV Season | RBDR

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September 17, 2018. Today on RBDR:

Media research guru Bill Harvey makes note of the premiere of the 2018 television season this coming Friday because of the evolving research
techniques being tested and applied by the broadcast and cable networks. There used to be 25 new shows a year — Harvey claims there are over 450 these days.

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The mystery of algorithms, except for data scientists. Nielsen phasing out TV paper diaries. (RBDR 09.19.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) None of us, aside from Data Scientists, understand the algorithms they use and which ones they use.

2) Nielsen announces that it will do away with TV paper diaries in 2017 and, for good, in 2018.

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Nielsen ditches paper diaries. EU data protection laws. Palantir adds $880 mil. (RBDR 01.06.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) At year-end 2015, Nielsen eliminated its paper diaries for demographic data collection in America’s top 31 TV markets.

2) The European Union hopes to approve new data protections laws this month that, if approved, would go into effect in early 2018.

3) In what might represent the single largest fundraiser by a research organization, Palantir is $880 million richer and is now valued at $2 billion.

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Free TiVo TV ratings. Alphabet rolls retail search tool. 2 Twitter MR tools. (RBDR 10.27.2015)

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Today on RBDR:

1) TiVo Research announces it will make its basic TV ratings research FREE beginning in January. RBDR explains why.

2) Google’s parent company Alphabet kicks off a new retail search tool enabling transitioning of advertising and merchandising based on product purchases.

3) Brands advertising on Twitter get a new segmentation, insight, measurement and targeting tool, AND Twitter launches a polling capability for every user.

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