Media Rating Council

  1. Arbitron Settles With PPM Coalition

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's travails with minority broadcasters over its portable people meter ratings system may finally be winding down. Following four months of dialog, Arbitron and the PPM Coalition announced the two have "settled their outstanding d ...

  2. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  3. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  4. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  5. Arbitron Reveals Reason for Skarzynski's Exit

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Arbitron introduced William Kerr, the ratings firm's new president and CEO during a noon conference call (Jan. 12), the company came clean on why Michael Skarzynski was forced to exit. News of Skarzynski's resignation for "violat ...

  6. Arbitron Moves Up Cell-Phone-Only Measurement Increase

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron has moved up its scheduled date for increasing its cell-phone-only household samples in markets that still use diaries to measure ratings. By spring 2010, Arbitron says 15% of its diary sample will come from households that use a cell pho ...

  7. N.Y. Accreditation Deadline Looms For Arbitron's PPM

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More fireworks could be in store for Arbitron’s portable people meter service. This Thursday (Oct. 15) is the deadline for Arbitron to get Media Rating Council accreditation for its service in New York or face the possibility of renewed action by ...

  8. AHAA Links Up With MRC

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, a strong critic of Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service, announced Tuesday (July 7) it has joined the Media Rating Council, giving the organization a voice in the accreditation of ...

  9. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  10. Arbitron To Reissue N.Y. PPM

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron may have handed its critics another argument for why the portable people meter service is not ready for prime time. On Tuesday (May 26), the radio ratings company told its subscribers that the last four months of monthly ratings based on ...

  11. Updated: FCC's Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Wednesday morning (April 8) called for a government inquiry into how Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) collects data and affects minority audiences and broadcast stations. "I'm hopeful that t ...

  12. AHAA Responds To PPM Settlement

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST In response to the agreement reached by attorneys general Andrew Cuomo (New York) and Anne Milgram (New Jersey), the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) said in a statement that it applauds the steps Arbitron took to adopt new stan ...

  13. Arbitron Settles With N.Y., N.J. AGs

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after attorneys general in New York and New Jersey filed lawsuits against Arbitron charging the radio ratings research company with "deceptively claiming that its Portable People Meter system is valid, fair, and representative of ...

  14. N.Y. AG Sues Arbitron

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York attorney general Andrew M. Cuomo today (Oct. 10) announced that his office has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Arbitron. The lawsuit accuses Arbitron of deceptively claiming that its portable people meter (PPM) sy ...

  15. Obama, Durbin Push For PPM Delay

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, both Democratic senators from Illinois, have sent Arbitron president/CEO Steve Morris a letter expressing their concerns over the company's plans to continue rolling out PPM without Media R ...

  16. New York AG Investigates PPM

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pressured by a group of Hispanic broadcasters and Inner City Broadcasting in New York City, New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo has initiated an investigation into Arbitron's portable people meter (PPM) system. Arbitron received a subpoena ...

  17. Four Largest Markets Scheduled For PPM Switch

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron officially resumed the roll-out of its portable people meter service Thursday (June 12). Beginning in September, eight markets will say goodbye to diaries forever, including the nation's four largest radio markets, New York, Los Ange ...

  18. CBS Radio CEO Calls For PPM Rollout Now

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hollander believes waiting for full accreditation is a mistake. CBS Radio’s CEO Joel Hollander wants the portable people meter (PPM) out in the marketplace as fast as possible—and he thinks waiting for the new service to get full accreditation is ...

  19. FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has declined to intervene in the ongoing dispute between Nielsen Media Research and a coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers who contend that Nielsen's new Local Peopl (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal T ...