The future of ratings measurement
Place of Publication
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Communications and Multimedia
The new media environment is changing the ways in which television services are delivered and accessed, putting increasing strains on the long-standing conventional audience tracking methodology. Not only are people watching television in different ways, through the proliferation of services via internet and pay TV, but new recording technology is also giving them the power to select what they watch and when they watch it, even bypassing the ad breaks along the way. Peter Danaher, Professor of Marketing at the University of Auckland, looks at how the ratings industry is trying to address these challenges. Professor Danaher was interviewed by Mark Balnaves.