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What’s Next in Media Measurement?

The only thing consistent about the media industry is change. Media fragmentation is the new norm. People are constantly modifying what media they consume, how they consume it and when they consume it. Currency data is critical to understanding the engagement of these audiences through reach and...

A Record-Setting February, and Not Just for Snowfall

Across the continental U.S., Spring has started to make its annual appearance, likely a welcome change for many—especially those in parts of the Northeast—after one of the coldest and snowiest winters in the history books. But weather wasn’t the only record-breaker this winter. Records fell...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings Post-Game Report

There’s nothing quite like watching the Super Bowl—or jumping into the conversation about it on Twitter. And this year’s big game had plenty of action—both on the field and across social media channels. According to Nielsen SocialGuide, Tweets in the U.S. about Sunday’s telecast of...

Super Bowl XLVIII Draws 111.5 Million Viewers, 25.3 Million Tweets

According to preliminary results from Nielsen, the telecast of Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX drew an average audience of 111.5 million viewers, who tuned in to watch the first “cold weather” NFL Championship game. The game, in which the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 43...

Advertising Hail Mary: The Biggest Super Bowl Spenders

As the debate rages on about the high cost of advertising during the Super Bowl, one thing is certain: big bucks are being spent in attempt to reach the growing audiences and big spenders tuning in on game day, according to Nielsen. With advertisers spending nearly $4 million on a 30-second spot...

Man and Mobile Device: New “Besties” and Growing Fonder

Sure, dogs have been well-established as man’s best friend for some time now, but according to the January 2014 Local Watch Report, Americans have a blossoming love affair with another trusty sidekick—the mobile device. Nationally, more than one-third of homes have tablets, and more than...

TV Remains the Reigning Champ, but Display Internet Ads are the MVPs of 3Q

According to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report, ad spend by media type continued on trend through the first three quarters of 2013, with television and display Internet advertising leading the charge globally. While measured in a smaller subset of countries, display Internet ads grew...