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Mariah Carey’s New Year's Eve Debacle: ‘We Belong Together’ And Other Song Streams Shot Up After Failed Performance

Mariah Carey’s streaming numbers shot up following her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance. All three songs sung by Carey saw huge gains in streaming numbers following the debacle.

Internet January 13, 2017

Streaming Drives Music Industry Comeback In 2016 With Uptick In Music Sales

The music industry experienced growth in 2016, thanks to the popularity of streaming. Streaming sales shot up during the year, while physical sales of music as well as digital downloads continued to drop significantly.

Internet January 11, 2017

Drake, Rihanna, And The Chainsmokers Dominated Nielsen’s Top On Demand Streaming Songs In 2016

Nielsen has released its figures on the top on demand streaming songs for 2016. Drake, Rihanna, and The Chainsmokers dominated, with seven of the top 10 songs featuring one of those three artists.

Internet January 10, 2017

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Nielsen To Measure On The Go TV Viewing Ratings Via Mobile Portable People Meters

Nielsen has announced that it will begin measuring out-of-home TV viewing via portable people meters. The viewing tallies will eventually be integrated into the company’s overall ratings figures.

Business Tech October 25, 2016

Looking For Online Hookups? Try Peak Hours: Here's When Tinder And OKCupid Get The Heavy Action

Want to increase your luck in finding a good match from online dating? Research shows that users of popular dating apps such as Tinder and OKCupid are at their most active best during the peak hours of the evening.

Society January 28, 2016

Older Albums Outsold New Releases In 2015

According to Nielsen's end-of-the-year music report, older albums released more than 18 months ago sold more copies than newer releases in 2015.

Money January 25, 2016

Nielsen To Use Facebook Posts To Calculate TV Ratings

Nielsen has announced that it will begin using Facebook posts in calculating TV show ratings. The move signals a change for the company, which once only used TV viewers in its calculations.

Internet January 21, 2016

NBC Thinks It Knows Netflix And Amazon Series Ratings

NBC teamed up with the tech firm Symphony to find out the viewership of some Netflix and Amazon original series.

Internet Culture January 14, 2016

'Agents of SHIELD' Disappoints While 'The Voice' And 'Chicago Fire' Dominate

'Agents of SHIELD' did not return with a bang after ratings slipped despite the focus being on the Inhumans. However, NBC is shining with 'The Voice' and 'Chicago Fire.'

Movies/TV Shows March 8, 2015

Nielsen Will Finally Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Viewership Data

Nielsen, the organization behind the current television ratings system, announced today that they will now start measuring viewership numbers for subscription online video services, such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

Internet Culture November 19, 2014

Nielsen says TV ratings have been skewed for months

Television ratings company Nielsen says a software error has been skewing television ratings for months. The glitch kicked in on March 2 and remained 'generally imperceptible' until high levels of viewership were registered for the premiere week for fall.

Movies/TV Shows October 12, 2014

Here's what people are snacking on all around the world

Nielsen released its first global snacking study on Sept. 30. It shows us that people around the world certainly have different ideas about what's good to snack on.

Internet Culture October 1, 2014

Scientists use brain waves to predict the popularity of TV shows

A team of scientists use EEG for monitoring brain waves and activity of television viewers watching 'The Walking Dead' and Super Bowl ads, teaching us how engaged the brain is during TV viewing.

Internet Culture August 4, 2014

Nielsen set to track your mobile TV habits. Turns to Facebook for help

Starting this fall, Facebook will track the shows its users watch on their phones and tablets and send information about their age and gender to Nielsen. Facebook says the information is being gathered for audience measurement purposes and not audience targeting.

Gadgets July 16, 2014

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