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05/16/23: TVision Reports on CTV Usage By Service Type
05/09/23: Let's Slow Down With FASTs
05/02/23: What A TV Ad Schedule's R&F Really Looks Like
04/25/23: TVision on TV Ad Attentiveness By Age, Daypart and Co-Viewing
04/18/23: Is TV's "Sight, Sound and Motion" Edge a Myth?
04/11/23: The Realities of Attentiveness
04/04/23: How The TV Networks Can Score More Ad Dollars
03/28/23: CTV Ad Attentiveness Update Offers New Insights
03/21/23: How We Divide Our TV Time by Program Genre
03/14/23: Using Streaming to Build TV Reach
03/07/23: CTV Attentiveness Findings for 2022
02/28/23: How Ad-supported TV GRPs and Ad Spend Will Flow to Streaming
02/14/23: How Attentiveness Varies By Frequency Level
02/07/23: Which Companies Control Our TV Viewing?
01/31/23: What Does Alternative Currencies Really Mean?
01/17/23: What's Your R&F Among Heavy and Light Viewers?
01/10/23: Streaming Demographics Vary Sharply By Service
12/13/22: What's the Latest on Multitasking While Watching TV? FREE
12/06/22: How Much Do We Rely on Digital Media For "News?
11/29/22: Keep a Level Playing Field When Comparing TV CPMs
11/15/22: Ad Attention Levels Across Platforms
11/08/22: How TV’s Heaviest Viewers Changed Over The Years
11/01/22: Can TV Provide a Perfect Fit For All Of Its Advertisers?
10/25/22: Are Traditional TV Commercials More Effective Than Mobile Ads? FREE
10/18/22: Total Time Spent With TV By Type Of Device
10/11/22: Digital Media Gains Among Branding Advertisers
10/04/22: What's The Forecast On TV News?
09/27/22: Netflix's Ad Revenue Prospects
09/20/22: Why Not Consider Mindset Targeting?
09/13/22: Why And How People Use Various Sources To Get Their TV
09/06/22: Is It Important To “Deduplicate” Audience Data?
08/23/22:How Do We Split The TV Viewing Pie?
08/09/22: CTV Scores Commercial Attention Gains
08/02/22: The Upfront Report: TV's 2022-23 Primetime Upfront Closes With Modest Gains FREE
07/26/22: How Many Ad Messages Do We Really See?
07/19/22: The Aging Of Cable's Audience
07/12/22: Are Big TV Audience Numbers Really Better In Generating Ad Revenues?
06/28/22: TV Ratings: Which Are Right?
06/14/22: How We Get Our TV And Video Content
06/07/22: An Update on TV Attentiveness for CTV, Sports and News FREE
05/24/22: What's National TV's Real CPM?
05/17/22: Changing Patterns of TV Content Access and Viewing
05/10/22: How The Government Profiles TV Viewing By Demos
05/03/22: Is Ad-supported Netflix on the Way?
04/12/22: Does SVOD Attract More Co-viewing?
04/05/22: Commercial Exposure Vs. Campaign Exposure
03/29/22: Is Targeting For Everyone?
03/22/22: CPMs Can Be A Misleading Metric
03/15/22: The Media Research Follies
03/08/22: Where And How We Watch TV In Our Homes
03/01/22: A Different Perspective On TV Show Ratings
02/22/22: Moving Beyond Default Primetime Spending In Media Plans
02/15/22: Is A Census-Style TV Rating Service Necessary?
02/08/22: Nielsen’s New CTV Audience Measurement Initiative
02/01/22: Has Streaming's Share of Viewing Peaked?
12/15/21:News Shows Become More Dominant For Cable
11/30/21: TV’s Ad Spend Predictions
11/16/21: An Ad Attention Calculator Arrives
11/09/21: More Evidence That TV Viewing Did Indeed Rise In 2020
11/02/21: How Attentive Are AVOD Viewers?
10/26/21: How Much Time Do We Really Spend with Traditional TV?
10/19/21: Do CTV Buys Lack Reach?
10/12/21: Will Attention Metrics Revolutionize the Effectiveness of TV Time Buys?
10/05/21: So How Do We Watch TV, Anyway?
09/28/21: The 2021-22 Upfront
09/21/21: Upgrading The Media Function: Audience Potential Is Not Enough
09/14/21: Why Some People Cut The Cord Or Never Use Pay TV
09/07/21: Predicting The Future Behavior Of Streamers
08/17/21: Do AVOD Viewers Pay More Attention To Commercials?
08/10/21: TV’s Ideal Rating Service Revisited
08/03/21: An Updated Look at Our Changing Use of TV Program Sources Over The Decades
07/27/21: Is “Audience Buying” Really Coming?
07/20/21: TV's Impending Advertising Reach Problem
07/12/21: Nielsen's Audience Profile For Linear and Streaming Sheds New Light
06/22/21: TV: The Shape of Things to Come
06/15/21: Will The Pandemic Stimulate More TV Consumption In The Long Term?
06/08/21: Linear TV Or Streaming: Maybe Let’s Look At The Revenues And Profits
05/18/21: Improving TV Time Buying
05/11/21: Are Advertisers Deserting TV For Digital Media?
05/04/21: Does Anyone Trust TV Commercials?
04/27/21: Did Nielsen Undercount TV Viewing During The Pandemic?
04/20/21: Calculating Attentive CPMs--Is The Industry On The Right Track?
04/13/21: Which Medium Is The Champ In Daily Reach Attainment?
04/06/21: Are Streamers’ Motivations And Perceptions Changing?
03/30/21: TV’s Digital Footprint Keeps Growing
03/23/21: TV Trend Comparisons: Who’s Winning The Game?
03/16/21: Don't Look Now But TV Sports Viewers Are Aging Too
03/09/21: History Says We Expect Too Much From TV Audience Surveys
03/02/21: TV's Ad Selling Dreams Might Be A Nightmare
02/23/21: 18-49 and 25-54: Your Day Is Past
02/16/21: The Continued Impact Of Political Leanings On TV News
02/09/21: The Shape Of Things To Come: Evolving Broadcast TV Network Business Plans
02/02/21: Targeted Media Buys: Who's Kidding Whom?
01/26/21: More on TV Attentiveness and "Dwell Time"
01/19/21: Are Short-Form, Single Message TV Commercials More Effective?
01/12/21: The Genre Factor In TV Program Appeals
01/05/21: A New Case History Favoring A TV & Radio Media Mix
12/15/20: Who Streams?
12/08/20: How Many Adults Would Welcome Ad-Supported Streaming Services?
12/01/20: Is TV News Becoming More Attractive to the Younger Viewer?
11/17/20: How TV Ad Clutter Looks To Viewers
11/10/20: How Many TV Commercials Are We Really “Bombarded” With?
11/03/20: Will SVOD/AVOD Change TV’s Audience Profile?
10/27/20: TV’s 2020-21 Primetime Upfront: What Happened?
10/20/20: Short-Term Effects Of Ad Exposure On TV Vs. Digital Platforms
10/13/20: Do Our Political News Sources Cater To Us, Or Vice-Versa?
10/06/20: Emerging Sources Of Streaming Content
09/29/20: Video Game Advertising: Has Its Time Come?
09/22/20: Is There a Problem with Local TV Impressions and Ratings?
09/15/20: The Impact Of Covid-19 On Linear TV Usage
09/08/20: How Will Our TV Usage Change By 2025?
08/25/20: Does Anyone Watch TV Commercials? An Important Question Revisited
08/18/20: Wither Co-viewing?
08/11/20: Rising TV Ad Clutter and Its Implications
08/04/20: Household Vs. Viewer Ratings: Why It Matters
07/28/20: Better Targeting and Its Impact on ROI
07/21/20: What Do We Mean By "Viewing," Anyway?
07/14/20: The Ideal TV Rating Service: Dream Vs. Reality
07/07/20: Do Ads Really Follow the Eyeballs?
06/23/20: A Real World Assessment Of Frequency Capping
06/16/20: TV's Premium Ad Breaks: Should the Idea Be Expanded?
06/09/20: The Shape of Things to Come?
03/17/20: The Disconnect Between Audience Buying And Actual TV Consumption
03/10/20: TV Channel Access & Usage: Past, Present and Future
02/25/20: Why Can't TV Be Bought The Digital Way?
02/11/20: More Insights About TV Commercial Exposure From TVision
02/04/20: What Does The Future Hold For The Impact Of The “Streaming Wars”?
01/28/20: How Much Will TV's Linear vs. Streaming Audience Change Between 2020-2025?
01/21/20: How Profitable Are Media Ad Sellers?
01/14/20: Does Anyone Really Watch TV Commercials?
01/07/20: TV & Digital Video Buying Methods: Will the Twain Ever Meet?
12/03/19: New TVision Take on Commercial Attentiveness by Daypart
11/19/19: Which TV Genres Benefit The Most From Delayed Viewing?
11/12/19: New Data On Subscription TV, Plus What’s Ahead
11/05/19: Non-Linear TV Content Streaming Is Not As Extensive As Believed
10/29/19: 2019 Branding Campaign Spending by Medium
10/22/19: The U.S. Government Finds that "TV" Viewing is on the Rise
10/15/19: How Important are Sports & News to "Pay TV"?
10/08/19: TV Commercial Exposure
10/01/19: Advertisers Spend More to Reach Viewers in Sports and News
09/24/19: What Do Streamers Watch?
09/17/19: The Evolution of TV Program Sources & Their Impact Over Time
09/10/19: How Fast is TV Losing its Audience?
09/03/19: OTT & Linear TV: Not an Either/Or Proposition
08/20/19: New Study Says TV Clobbers All Other Media in Ad Effectiveness
08/13/19: Assessing the 2019-20 Upfront
08/06/19: How Substantial is Linear TV's Digital Audience Lift?
07/30/19: Let's Upgrade our National TV Ratings so They Mean Something
07/23/19: The Neverending Question of How Much Frequency Is Too Much or Enough
07/16/19: Netflix Subscribers Gravitate Mainly to Non-Netflix Original Fare
07/09/19: What Happens If Netflix Decides to Sell Ads?
06/25/19: TV's Solitary Viewing on the Rise
06/18/19: TV's Rising Ad Clutter Problem and a Possible Solution
06/11/19: A Proposal to Change TV’s Upfront for the Better
06/04/19: Surprise, Surprise: Primetime TV Ad Clutter Remained the Same as Last Year
05/28/19: Pay TV “Nevers”…but not Forever?
05/21/19: Millennials’ and Boomers’ Favorite TV/Video Shows & Networks Aren’t as Different as You Might Expect
05/14/19: Is Co-viewing a Plus for Advertisers?
05/07/19: Examining TV’s Imbalance of Content Access & Usage
04/30/19: Local News Access is Strong
04/23/19: TV Commercial Effectiveness by Length
04/09/19: Are Social Media Users TV Ad Receptive?
04/02/19: Second Screen Access While Watching TV Increasing Only Slightly?
03/26/19: The March of Time: Aging & Its Impact on TV Consumption
03/19/19: Cord Cutting Continues, but Where is it Going?
03/12/19: Digital Gains in Branding Dollars, but TV is Still the Champ
03/04/19: Profiling TV’s Connected Audience by Age & Time of Day
02/26/19: Another Study Using Eye Tracking Compares TV Commercial Lengths
02/19/19: How People Get their TV Matters to TV Programmers
02/13/19: Where do Out-of-Home TV Sports Viewers See their Teams in Action?
02/05/19: Did TV Dramatically Trim its Ad Loads this Season?