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ARB Notes BRC 320

Ryan Furness
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These notes cover all the basics about ratings
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 Programs, Programming & Effects  Week Two and Three  Why are the ratings so important?  Qualitative Research—behavior/lifestyles—Psychographic Info.  Quantitative Data—Demographic info; measures size of audience.  Devices used to measure audience  People meters—or “Meters.”  A/P People meters  DVRs, TiVo  Overnight ratings  Concerns over the use of DVRs  Product placement  Program Testing  Concept  Pilot  Episode  Promotion  Qualitative Research  Focus Groups (Pros/Cons)  Music Research (Call-outs; Hook; Auditorium Research)  TvQs  Rating Services  ARB  Nielsen  Stations depend on audience ratings  Ratings terminology  ARB Presentation  Nielsen Audio (Arbitron) Ratings  Ratings terms: What they mean, why they're important and how they're used.   Benefits of Radio Advertising Here's what radio brings to an advertising campaign:  Reach.  Increased frequency.  Portability.  Targetability.  Plus, radio picks up where other media leave off.  Increased Frequency  Radio gives advertisers the opportunity to reach people again and again!  Consumers aged 12+ spend an average of 19 hours per week with radio.  Looking at share of annual time spent with consumer media in the United States, the “average” person spends 28% with radio. Source: RAB  Increased Frequency Cont.  How many times, on average, does the listener hear the spot?  The number one reason Media Planners add radio is frequency.  Portability  At home  In a car  At work  Outdoors  Radio Fact Sheet/RAB 2016 data-is-key-audience-insight.html  Radio Reaches 92% of all Americans 12+  Radio reaches an impressive 92% of all Americans age 12 or older every week. Listeners continue to turn to Radio for news, information and entertainment - despite an ever-increasing selection of media options.  Read: Radio reaches 92.1% of Persons 12 and older each week.  Average Weekly Reach: Persons  Persons 12+ 92.1%  Persons 12-17 90.9%  Persons 18+ 92.3%  Persons 18-24 90.8%  Persons 18-34 92.3%  Persons 18-49 93.6%  Persons 25-54 94.5%  Persons 55+ 89.4%  Persons 35-64 9 4.5%  Persons 65+ 86.0%  Source: RADAR ® 117, June 2013 © Copyright Arbitron(Monday- Sunday 24-Hour Weekly Cume Estimates, All Radio) Total U.S. 12+ Listening Audience  Persons 12 and older 242,489,000 Source: RADAR ® 117, June 2013 © Copyright Arbitron (Monday-Sunday 24-Hour Weekly Cume Estimates, All Radio)  How Consumers use Radio  Consumers aged 12+ spend an average of 13 hours per week with radio.  Consumers spend 22% of their total media time with radio.  Source: Arbitron RADAR 117, June 2013, Mon-Sun 24-Hour TSL estimate, All Radio  Source: The Media Audit, Jan 2012-March 2013 Adults 18+ Time Spent with Selected media - Avg. Minutes Per Day  How is radio different from other Media?  TV (Most TV viewing is done after 5pm)  Print (Newspapers and Magazines require your full attention)  Outdoor (Unless you are stuck in traffic, the BB message can pass you by)  Radio Can Reach your Target Audience  Targetability  Reach specific Lifestyle Groups.  Radio gives you the ability to design advertising campaigns to reach specific age/sex/lifestyle groups within targeted geographic areas.  Radio Reaches People!  A closer look at a few Nielsen Audio terms  AQH-Average Quarter-Hour Persons (AQH Persons)  The average number of persons listening to a particular station for at least five minutes during a 15-minute period.  Nielsen Audio Demographics  Persons 18+  P 25-54  P 18-49  P 25-49  P 35+  M 18-49  W 18-49 Nielsen uses several different demographics during their surveys.  Cume Persons  The total number of different persons who tune to a radio station during the course of a daypart for at least five minutes.  Share  The percentage of those listening to radio in the Metro who are listening to a particular radio station.  Rating  The audience expressed as a percentage of the total population.  Gross Rating Points  The sum of all rating points achieved for a particular spot schedule.  Cost per Point (CPP)  The cost of reaching an Average Quarter-Hour Persons audience that's equivalent to one percent of the population in a given demographic group.  Time Spent Listening (TSL)  An estimate of the number of quarter-hours the average person spends listening during a specified time period.  Designated Market Area (DMA)  The DMA is composed of sampling units (counties or geographically split counties) and is defined and updated annually by Nielsen Media Research, Inc., based on historical television viewing patterns. A county or split county is assigned exclusively to one DMA.  Nielsen Fall 2016  audio/market_populations_and_rankings_2016.pdf  Diary Survey Schedule: 2016 Survey Dates Winter 2016/ December 31, 2015 – March 23, 2016 Spring 2016/ March 24 – June 15 Summer 2016/ June 16 – September 7 Fall 2016/ September 8 – November 30  PPM Dates 2016 Survey Dates January 2016/ December 31, 2015 – January 27, 2016 February 2016/ January 28 - February 24 March 2016/ February 25 - March 23 April 2016/ March 24 - April 20 May 2016/ April 21 - May 18 June 2016/ May 19 - June 15 July 2016/ June 16 - July 13 August 2016/ July 14 - August 10 September 2016/ August 11 - September 7 October 2016/ September 8 - October 5 November 2016/ October 6 - November 2 December 2016/ November 3 - November 30 Holiday 2016/ December 1 – December 28  PPM/Portable People Meters  PPM  The PPM is a unique, versatile audience measurement system that can track consumer exposure to any encoded broadcast signal. The PPM can determine what consumers listen to on the radio; what they watch on broadcast, cable and satellite TV; what media they stream on the Internet; and what they hear in stores and entertainment venues.  The Portable People Meter is a mobile-phone-sized device that consumers wear throughout the day that works by detecting identification codes that can be embedded in the audio portion of any transmission.  The Portable People Meter system consists of several components:  Encoder, which is installed at the programming or distribution source to insert an inaudible identification code into the audio stream;  Station monitor, which is installed at the programming source to ensure audio content is encoded properly;  Portable People Meter, which is worn by a consumer to detect and record the inaudible codes in the programming that the consumer is exposed to;  Base station, where each survey participant places the meter at the end of the day to recharge the battery and to send collected codes to a household collection device known as a “hub;”  Portable recharger, which allows the PPM to store multiple days of media exposure data;  Household hub, which collects the codes from all the base stations in the survey household and transmits them to Arbitron via the telephone during the overnight hours.  Nielsen Ratings 101:Intro   Television  DMA  NSI  Metro  TSA  ADI (ARB)  PUTs versus PUR  Daypart  Time Periods  SWEEPS  Four major nationwide TV sweeps—four sequential weeks of data  Nov, Feb, May, July  Three more popular ratings period (Oct, Jan, March)  Diary measurement the oldest method  Nielsen Audience Measurement Using Diaries  Who fills out the diaries?  A random sample of homes (Cleveland market 1,000)  A weighted sample to accurately represent the entire market  Every member of the household fills out a diary  Nielsen Audience Measurement Using Diaries  Pros  Gives us demographic information  A written record that can be checked by a station  Cons  Not always accurate  Often filled out at end of week by memory  Not all viewing is always recorded  Can be a “taste test”  Nielsen Audience Measurement Using Meters  Newer technology  Random, weighted sample of 400-500 homes  Every set in the home has a meter installed  Can track hundreds of channels—broadcast or cable, terrestrial or satellite, PC or TV-delivered—and scan every channel every three seconds to report the tuning status of every TV set in the sample households taping while viewing a different station  Meters/Nielsen 101   Nielsen Overnights  At the end of each day, the data is transmitted via modem to Nielsen  Nielsen collates the data and then transmits to stations by 830am  “Overnights”  Collected in the top 56 Nielsen metered markets  210 Nielsen TV markets  Diaries and Meters  In addition to constant meter measurement, diary measurement is accomplished during the “sweep” months (Meters can now measure Demo info without the diary)  After a “sweep”, Nielsen blends the meter data with the diary data and publishes a ratings book & computer tape  Diaries provide the demographics (Stand alone Meters deliver Diary Information)  The Cleveland/Syracuse Television Markets DMA RANKINGS  Cleveland, OH (18)  Syracuse, NY (84)  What Is A Rating?  A measure of audience size  A percentage  A percentage of a defined population  A fixed number; population does not vary hour-to-hour or season-to- season  We have ratings for any type of population (universe)  Household ratings  Demographic ratings  Examples Of Ratings  Overall viewership or available audience  HUT (Households Using Television)  For example, during Prime Time 803,000 households have their sets turned on  803,000 / 1,460,000 = 55%  HUT is 55 (a 55 rating)  Examples Of Ratings  Overall viewership or available audience  PUT (persons using television)  For example, during Prime Time 739,200 A18-49 have their sets turned on  739,200 / 1,760,000 = 42%  PUT is 42 (a 42 rating)  Examples Of Ratings  Viewership to a specific program  A program does a 5 HH rating  1,460,000 homes X 5% = 73,000 homes  A program does a 2 rating A18-49  1,760,000 A18-49 X 2% = 35,200 A18-49  What Is A Share?  Also a measure of audience size  Also a percentage  A percentage of the available audience at any given time  HUT or PUT  Not a fixed number; HUT/PUT varies hour-to-hour, day-to-day & season-to-season  A 10 share at 6am represents far fewer people than a 10 share at 10pm  What Is The Formula For Share?  Share = Audience size (rating) divided by the available audience  Share = Rating / HUT  Rating Vs. Share  Percent of population (Universe)  Measure of audience size  Percent of available audience (HUT/PUT)  Measure of a program’s popularity or drawing power  The Formula For Share Is…  The Formula Is…  Projections Vs. Estimates  A Projection is a mathematical formula (May Shares adjusted to Nov HUTS/PUTS)  An Estimate can differ from the PJ based upon a variety of factors  Share trends  New programs  Specials  Planned promotion  New talent  Program Directors and Sales Managers/Sales Reps evaluate ratings for every program decision and Television buy  Top Tens & Trends/Nielsen   Special Thanks Special thanks to Wayne Myers, Corporate Support Director from WVIZ TV in Cleveland, OH for the TV Info!


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