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Where can I find a great deal online for Magic 8 Ball Date Ball
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ebay, amazon, etc.. type it into google.com/shopping ?? 🙂
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Magic 8 Ball Date Ball
Price: $ 7.59
Ships from and sold by Horizon Hobby.
The classic Magic 8 Ball takes a sassy twist with the Date Ball! Will he call? Does he like me? Will he ask me out? The Date Ball has all the answers to your secret questions. Just ask, shake and turn it over. Watch your answer appear as you look through the glittery window. Ball measures 4″ in diameter.
Recommended Age Range: 6 and Up
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.2 x 3.9 inches ; 11.2 ounces
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Item model number: 37096
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How are TV ratings accurately calculated?
Do they still use Nelson boxes? If so how can that be an accurate rating of the entire country. I have never know anyone with one of those boxes.
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1. Everyone knows Nielsen is an antiquated system that doesn’t truly measure viewing. It doesn’t count Internet streaming and downloads, or even measure out of home viewing (sports bars, for example). They should use set-top box data. My “what’s hot” screen on DirecTV looks very different than the Nielsen ratings!!
Whatever Nielsen’s flaws may be (and we’re sure there are some flaws) both the advertisers and the television networks rely on it. Nielsen’s panel attempts to statistically represent the demographic makeup of the United States. Set-top box data and DirecTV do not measure the larger population, are limited samples, and also do not offer much insight into *who* was watching (wife, husband, son, daughter, etc). Advertisers, want, need and demand specific demographic data that Nielsen provides.
For now it seems like the set-top box data is just used as a method to validate the Nielsen data, which we mostly presume that it does, otherwise we figure we’d constantly hear pot-shots from those selling the set-top box data. But we never do. The Nielsen data is the data that drives television advertising sales, and we see nothing coming down the pike soon to change that.
There are many ways to measure online viewing, the networks can get good data on this themselves from their own web servers, and Nielsen, comScore, Hitwise and others offer measurement services for Internet usage. Update: Beginning in the first half of 2011, Nielsen plans to begin including online viewing in its commercial ratings (C3) for any viewing online within three days of original telecast, so long as the same national commercials are included.
The real problem here is that as of this writing, the networks haven’t figured out how to make much money on online viewing. iTunes downloads of specific episodes are much lower than many think. 30,000 downloads of an episode over a week, can, and more often than not does, catapult a show into the top downloads list.
When it comes to streaming, far, far more people do this than download shows on iTunes, but the networks haven’t really figured out how to make money with that yet either. It’s a challenged model when you consider that a one hour show on TV winds up with less than 1/4th the advertising in terms of commercial spots when it is viewed online. Basically, they’d need to charge 4x as much money per viewer to break even with television. Advertisers don’t want to pay 4x (surprise!) and adding more commercial spots to online streams risks alienating viewers.
Another problem is measuring who’s watching. The Nielsen system for television reports very thoroughly on that. Determining the demographic makeup of Internet usage isn’t always easy to do via web logs. Nielsen and comScore can provide such information, but then you’re right back to a panel based system that does not measure everybody.
We can all probably agree that business models are being turned on their heads and that new models must emerge, but right now, as far as what they will be, you should consult your Magic 8 Ball.
As long as the buyers and sellers of advertising rely on the data to make the buy/sell transaction, the Nielsen data will be important.
2. DVR Viewing. This show will have a lot more viewers when a week’s worth of DVR viewing is factored in!
That is true for dozens of shows. Many shows that have already been cancelled had more than a million viewers of the show via DVR. We find the DVR trends very interesting, and it’s another factor that is turning business models on their heads. But, we’re pretty sure of a few things with DVR viewing. If it’s good PR for the network, the networks will use it, but mostly it doesn’t seem to wind up meaning much.
There are three types of viewing Nielsen regularly measures and reports. Live viewing, live plus same day DVR viewing (these are the most commonly reported numbers) and live viewing plus seven days of DVR viewing. Almost all of our overnight and weekly data uses the live plus same day measurement. But we do also report some live plus seven data.
But the advertising is bought and sold based on Nielsen data we almost never see, commonly referred to as C3 or C+3 which stands for live viewing of commercials plus three days worth of commercial viewing on DVRs. That’s right, they actually measure how many are watching the commercials.
So far as we can tell DVR viewing doesn’t meaningfully add to a networks ability to make money, and more people watching shows via DVR isn’t good news for the networks.
As you might expect, most people using DVRs usually avoid commercials. As of this writing our experience has been that the C3 data doesn’t differ significantly from the live viewing, and that the relative performance of shows using the live plus same day DVR viewing is a good proxy for predicting success or failure. Particularly, the data for viewers aged 18 to 49, which brings us to..
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