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September 14th, 2007 at 9:45 am

DirectTV: 100 HD Channels May Not Be an Easy Sell

  One thing that surprised me looking through DirecTV’s earnings (ticker: DTV) was how high the churn is (greater than 1.5% monthly).

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September 13th, 2007 at 6:23 pm

The Numbers Say TV is Getting Worse: But the Numbers Lie

  Today I saw several stories that the public has weighed in, and 62% of us say TV programs are getting worse

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September 12th, 2007 at 9:21 am

Nielsen Top 20 Cable TV Show Ratings, Sept 3-9

(click on chart for full-sized image) The Closer would have placed #16 on the Broadcast list. Britney's meltdown on the VMA certainly

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September 11th, 2007 at 5:26 pm

Why We Use 'Viewers' in Our Rankings

A Note on Our Rankings The detailed oriented reader may notice that although we use the numbers from Nielsen, we sometimes have

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September 10th, 2007 at 6:00 am

DVR Usage for Syndicated Shows: Can that Be Right?

    My mind is struggling with the low impact of DVR usage for the top syndicated shows.  I can’t reconcile Bill

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September 10th, 2007 at 12:00 am

IVM Panel: Comscore's Gian Fulgoni's Full Responses

1.     What is are the biggest challenges of measuring Internet video? Lack of technical standards o Variety of different technologies being used

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September 10th, 2007 at 12:00 am

IVM Panel: Quantcast's Konrad Feldman's Full Responses

1.  What are the biggest challenges of measuring internet video?Videos can become extremely popular overnight (for example Funny or Die's ‘The Landlord')

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September 10th, 2007 at 12:00 am

IVM Panel: Nielsen's Dave Thomas' Full Responses

1.      What are the biggest challenges of measuring Internet video? Whether you're measuring video online, on traditional television sets or on an

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