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people meter Syllabification: peo·ple me·ter

Definition of people meter in English:


An electronic device used to record the television viewing habits of a household so that the information obtained can be used to compile ratings.
Example sentences
  • All the industry cares to track with a device called people meters is audience viewing patterns for the benefit of advertisers.
  • Nielsen Media Research has announced it will begin installing local people meters in 600 Boston households in September.
  • That could change if people meters show higher viewership levels for cable.

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