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  1. How Do Nielsen Ratings Work?

    Nielsen ratings are well-known as the audience measurement system for the television industry. However, the actual details of how ratings are calculated are less understood. Questions like these don’t get…

  2. When Is The Best Time To Buy A TV? 2013

    In 2011 we asked this same question, when is the best time to buy a TV? After extensive research, we concluded that February is the absolute best time to purchase…

  3. Is ad-erasing technology that bad?

    In mid-March DISH Network unveiled its whole-home DVR package known as the Hopper. The Hopper DVR lets up to four televisions share the DVR and all its functionality, reducing the…

  4. Poll: Is online video replacing TV?

    Quipol As online video services like Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, and iTunes continue to grow, do you think good old-fashioned cable TV is “on the way out the door?”…

  5. Old fashioned TV or internet TV? Why not both, says Dan Wieden.

    Television is changing, everyone can see that. But does that mean that television many of us have come to know and love is going away? Absolutely not. This great interview…

  6. How DVRs are changing the way we watch TV.

    Created by Connect Your Home. Here’s an interesting look at how DVRs are changing the way we watch TV. Today, more than 45% of cable TV subscribers have DVRs and…

  7. Three ways to get a job watching TV.

    What if the job you get paid for is what you end up doing at work surreptitiously anyway? Maybe you stream a couple TV shows at work while you wait…

  8. Does brain activity while watching TV make us more susceptible to ads?

    It’s not that brain activity completely decreases when we watch cable TV, but rather, it shifts. Plenty of conspiracy theories and “save our children” websites will teach us that this…

  9. CableTV.com 2011 Year in Review

    2011 was a big year for cabletv.com. Not only did we launch the site mid-way through the year, we got a lot of great exposure from sites like AdWeek, BuzzFeed,…

  10. Christmas ads, then and now.

    Christmas isn’t what it used to be, that much is certain. Case and point: TV advertisements. Or, more specifically: holiday TV ads. Just a few, short decades ago, holiday advertising…