It’s a whole new year — and territory
CBS and Nielsen did not kiss and make up when the ball dropped on New Year's Eve, which was the deadline for the two companies to come to an agreement on a new contract. Though negotiations continue as Hollywood heads back to work for 2019, CBS is no longer receiving TV ratings from the measurement company, TheWrap has confirmed with both sides.
But what does that mean, practically speaking? Let's be selfish and start with the man in the mirror. For us ratings reporters, we will no longer get Nielsen statistics (and CBS' spin) emailed to us by a CBS employee, something we had been privy to around 8 a.m. PT each morning covering the prior night's primetime, as one common example. Here is what we use that for.
Any other Nielsen data -- ...
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