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An electronic device used to record the television viewing habits of a household so that the information obtained can be used to compile ratings.
- ‘Nielsen Media Research has announced it will begin installing local people meters in 600 Boston households in September.’
- ‘Eventually, the company would like to see the people meters in the nation's 10 largest metro markets.’
- ‘That could change if people meters show higher viewership levels for cable.’
- ‘All the industry cares to track with a device called people meters is audience viewing patterns for the benefit of advertisers.’
- ‘With people meters, only the shows you actually watch get counted.’
- ‘In 1987, Nielsen introduced people meters into its national sample, which consists of 5,000 households across the country.’
- ‘At the very least, the preliminary data show that Nielsen is at least getting its people meters into a more representative sample of the Boston television market.’
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