Eric Solomon, SVP for Global Digital Audience Measurement at Nielsen

Nielsen expands digital measurement with pilot program for new content ratings

30 de abril de 2013


Nielsen announced a pilot program for Nielsen Digital Program Ratings, which will measure audiences for TV content viewed online. A+E, ABC, AOL, CBS, The CW, Discovery Communications, Fox, NBC and Univision have all signed on to participate in this test, which will begin in May and run through July. Nielsen Digital Program Ratings leverage the same measurement methodology used in Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, which delivers comprehensive, TV-comparable overnight metrics for online advertising campaigns. The pilot for Nielsen Digital Program Ratings will provide similar overnight audience data, including unique audience, stream counts and reach by age and gender for TV programming viewed online. Together, Nielsen Digital Program Ratings and Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings offer a more holistic view of the online and TV audience for both programming content and associated ad campaigns. The commercial release of Nielsen Digital Program Ratings is targeted for later this year and will include duration weighting of video and reporting of TV-comparable ratings. “The pilot for Nielsen Digital Program Ratings is a major milestone for the industry. As a companion product to Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, Nielsen Digital Program Ratings will enable clients to better understand the online audience for their programming by harnessing the same methodology Nielsen already uses to measure the audience for related advertising,” said Eric Solomon, SVP for Global Digital Audience Measurement at Nielsen. The initial focus of the Nielsen Digital Program Ratings pilot will be measurement of TV content viewed online, with additional content types and devices to be supported in future releases. The pilot program will complete later this summer and will be used to fine-tune Nielsen Digital Program Ratings prior to commercial launch.

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