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YOUR TIVOTE COUNTS!

Starting next week, Nielsen Media Research will take into account what people record on their digital video recorders (DVRs) when it tallies ratings. (It is estimated that 7 percent of homes use TiVo and similar DVRs to watch television.) "The most significant impact that this will have is that the top-rated shows will have a higher audience with a significant amount of playback," one research expert tells the Associated Press.

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Starting next week, Nielsen Media Research will take into account what people record on their digital video recorders (DVRs) when it tallies ratings. (It is estimated that 7 percent of homes use TiVo and similar DVRs to watch television.) "The most significant impact that this will have is that the top-rated shows will have a higher audience with a significant amount of playback," one research expert tells the Associated Press.