Category Archives: Media Research

Sapient CMO on the multi-screen success of March Madness

March Madness is upon us. Tomorrow is the first full day of games for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament and the deadline to submit the perfect bracket to get your hands on Warren Buffett’s $1 billion is fast … Continue reading

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Video-on-demand has more users but streaming services win more hearts

New study findings from researcher GfK show that, despite larger user bases, video-on-demand (VOD) offerings from pay-TV providers are losing their war against streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. The report, How People Use® Media: TV Everywhere/VOD, … Continue reading

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NRF study: 181 million Americans to watch 2014 Super Bowl

The most-watched professional sport in America will draw an estimated 181 million viewers – 75.4 percent – when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, February 2 for Super Bowl XLVIII. And, according to the National Retail … Continue reading

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Confessions of a binge-viewer

The Golden Globes were on this past Sunday night and try as I might, I just can’t seem to find a way to put a research-y spin on the Best- and Worst-Dressed Lists (why, Paula Patton, why?), so I’m going … Continue reading

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Quirk’s reader: Nielsen/Twitter item was off-base

Editor’s note: We received the following note from a reader in response to an item in the Survey Monitor section of our October 2013 issue (“#twitterontv – How tweeting can increase on-air TV ratings”), which was compiled from a Nielsen … Continue reading

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This executive understands how to use research

One of my favorite podcasts, movie-biz junkie that I am, is The Business, a half-hour program airing on Santa Monica, Calif., public radio station KCRW that features fascinating, long-form interviews with entertainment-industry types, often those who are behind-the-scenes. A recent … Continue reading

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