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David Tice

Member since April 2001Contact David

Specializing in media research since 1994. Currently Senior Consultant with Hub Entertainment Research. Also consulting through TiceVision LLC. Formerly at GfK, Knowledge Networks (bought by GfK) and Statistical Research, Inc./SRI (bought by KN).

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  • Disjointed Industry Committee by Joe Mandese (MediaDailyNews on 01/09/2023)

    Putting aside that this isn't a JIC as constituted elsewhere in the world, what happened to the excuse bandied about for decades that a creating a JIC in the USA was never done because it was potentially a non-competitive action subject to anti-trust laws? Did that change or does nobody believe anymore that a certain large media research company would threaten a JIC with antitrust?

  • NBCU Seeks Nielsen 'Independence,' Sends RFPs To 50+ Potential Suppliers by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 08/23/2021)

    For anyone with an interest, I have almost all of the SRI SMART publications digitized and available on my website at•m•a•r•t-publication-archive/.  Those and a couple of boxes of binders in my garage are I think the only remaining archive of the SMART laboratory. 

  • It's Not TV, It's TKO by Joe Mandese (TV Watch on 06/23/2021)

    Joe, it's misleading to compare these in "then year" dollars. Many options are online for calculating what $1 in 1984 is equivalent to in 2021; averaging several says the conversion is about $2.60. Thus, CBS revenues in 1984 would be worth about $24.7B today - putting it right between ByteDance and Amazon (and maybe indicating CBS then was a powerhouse people took for granted); and Time Warner would be tied on the 2021 list with Microsoft. Your overall point is certainly valid, that the players have notably changed in the ensuing 40 years, but i think you are overplaying your hand by not coverting to equivalent dollars.  

  • U.S. Now Has More Streaming Subscriptions Than People: Report by Karlene Lukovitz (Digital News Daily on 04/12/2021)

    At some point, will any of these articles about Ampere and their clickbait press releases actually detail how they measure subscriptions? It is certainly not clearly stated in either these articles or on their own website. Part of data journalism is providing at least some context so readers can make a judgement on the quality of the data and its methodology.

  • 6-Second Commercials Are Dumb by Steve Sternberg (Television News Daily on 06/22/2018)

    Steve, I don't necessarily disagree with a lot of your points, but it would have been nice to have seen this opinion contrasted with actual research on linear 6s that the ARF released last week. Their first look was positive on 6s, although they do point out that so far 6s have generally been put in very favorable programs/pod positions.

  • Fox's Two-Minutes-Per-Hour Ad Plan: The TV Times They Are A-Changin' by Adam Buckman (TVBlog on 03/22/2018)

    You say "The commercial-free content on the streaming services garners the lion's share of critical and social media attention, as well as the major awards these days."  But a list compiled by Deadline of networks winning 3 or more Emmys in 2017 had Netflix and Hulu with 30, compared with 76 for traditional TV networks -- I wouldn't exactly call that the lion's share. But the streamers do seem to get far more attention, whether always deserved or not.

  • Netflix TV Viewing Doubles in Three Years by Daisy Whitney (Video Insider on 11/04/2015)

    Hi all. I just want to set the record straight that Netflix had nothing to do with this report - they did not sponsor it, nor do they buy it. For that  matter, the article did not state or even imply that anywhere, so one should be mindful before jumping to conclusions.

  • TV Network Brands: Taking A Hit From Streaming? by (MediaDailyNews on 04/23/2015)

    Actually, Leonard, thanks for proving my point by citing giant record companies that don't have a strong identity. But if you like rap, wouldn't it be a better signal to you if the record was put out by Def Jam than Epic? And wouldn't a Harvard University Press title signal a higher level of quality than a book published by Barnes & Noble's imprint? As I noted, networks without a clear image will suffer. I think people have a much closer relationship with TV networks than other media publishers and even if it isn't a key decision factor, the network is a signal of content, quality, and/or point-of-view - and if you don't get that, you are living in your own fairy tale.

  • It's Like Deja Viewing Estimates All Over Again by Joe Mandese (TV Watch on 06/30/2014)

    Joe, don't forget the SMART system from Gale Metzger and SRI in the mid-late '90s.

  • TV Stations Without HD Spots Miss Opportunity by David Goetzl (MediaDailyNews on 06/16/2010)

    May be a tempest in a teapot. In research done last year, we found that only about 20% of HD viewers both notice if ads are in HD or not and are more likely to watch an ad if it's in HD. A pessimist would say that ads may look better in HD but the actual payoff appears limited; an optimist would say something that may get 20% of an audience to pay more attention is great.

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