Season 19, Episode 5 Can You Believe TV Ratings?

First Aired: February 18, 1992

Examining TV ratings and the A.C. Nielsen Co. “people meter,” whose sampling of 4000 U.S. homes spells life or death for network series. Included: how the ratings business works; alternative technology in measuring viewership.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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