Nielsen Understated OOH TV Viewing Since Sept. 2020

Adding to its measurement problems over the last year, Nielsen now says there has been under-reporting of out-of-home viewers since September 2020. That's due to an “error,” but the company says the misstep has had “no impact to most telecasts,” except for some live sports events.

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  1. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc, December 23, 2021 at 10:13 a.m.

    Wayne, we don't have a count---or measurement ---of OOH TV audiences. All we have is a never validated PPM system that notes whether an audio signal coming from a OOH TV set can be "heard" electronically when the device is in use. "Viewing"---especially for commercials---is assumed. Does anyone believe that all of the patrons at a crowded bar are "watching" each commercial played during a NFL football game---even if the sound isn't muted? The same question could be asked for most of the other locations---a doctor's office waiting room, a college dorm, an office cubicle, etc.

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