There are a number of radio veterans questioning PPM's accuracy because listenership reports have frequently been quite different from those of the diary system. The technical design of the PPM system is explored to help explain the system.
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According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, "The advertising revenues and viability of minority-owned radio stations depends on an accurate measurement of their audience ratings."
In addition, the April and May PPM survey months, which Arbitron had previously released as pre-currency information, are now designated as currency data.
The ratings company is preparing for a possible inquiry from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The service will use the PPM to measure away-from-home television audience viewing.
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The inquiry focuses on questions raised about the metering service's ability to accurately track minority radio listeners.
While there is variation in metrics and milestones based on particulars of the local market environments, all of Arbitron PPM customers are in the process of receiving enhancements to the PPM methodology in four key areas: Cell-phone-only sampling, address-based sampling, in-tab compliance rates and response metrics (Sample Performance Indicator or SPI).
In this review, Doug Irwin rates the DM500 as very useful around the radio station facility.
Under the agreement, Arbitron will take several steps to more reliably represent all segments of radio listeners, particularly younger and minority listeners.
Accredited monthly PPM data in Riverside is based on landline and cell-phone-only households.
The Dec. 2008 survey shows that Black, Hispanic and Spanish-Dominant samples exceed targets, which helps Arbitron in the argument about the PPM not accurately report minority groups.
Dallas-Ft. Worth; Atlanta; Washington, DC; and Detroit bring total of electronically measured radio markets to 14.
Adelstein believes that minority listeners are not being accurately sampled, which threatens media diversity.
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco join Philadelphia and Houston as PPM markets in the top ten radio metros.
The city voted to ask the FCC to investigate the PPM as a viable ratings method.
By 2006, PRN needed additional studio space. At first, the plan was to move into an existing office space, utilizing as much of the original structure as possible. As the project progressed, it became clear the existing space was going to need a good bit of work
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The user-controlled, Web-based, telephone wakeup and reminder service is designed to improve compliance by increasing the day-to-day contacts between the PPM respondents and Arbitron's ongoing panel relations efforts
Today, WNYZ, which covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, brings a new beat to the tri-state area.
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Arbitron notes it has been working with the Media Rating Council to achieve MRC accreditation for the PPM in all Arbitron markets
The Spanish Radio Association has concerns about accurate audience measurements being captured with the Arbitron Portable People Meter