Nielsen Admits Error In Calculating Broadcast, Syndie Ratings

Nielsen, the measurement service whose rankings form the basis of how advertisers pay for TV commercials, said a software bug had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March. […] Executives said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point. Cable networks and local programming are unaffected by the snafu. – Brian Steinberg,Variety¬†
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