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Big Screen EPG : PVR Ratings (Some Initial Results)

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After a couple of weeks of running the Big Screen EPG private beta (which now has around 150 participants) – the users statistics collection is starting to produce some more meaningful results – and a ‘PVR’ ratings system is starting to emerge.

I thought I’d post some of these initial results – for those that are curious (no I’m not going to post these each week) :

The Most Popular TV Series

This list is of the most popular TV Series (that’s been scheduled as a ‘Series Request’) – along with the rounded % of participants who are recording it (out of around 250 different Series that were registered).

27% of participants are recording (a big winner) :

– Two and a Half Men

8-12% of participants are recording :

– The Ellen Show
– Brothers & Sisters
– Desperate Housewives
– Scrubs
– Americas Next Top Model
– Rove (Australia)
– Nip & Tuck
– My Name is Earl

6% of participants are recording :

– Futurama
– Seven News (Australia)
– American Idol
– Target
– ABC News (Australia)
– CSI
– House
– Cold Case
– Gary Unmarried
– Life on Mars (US Version)
– NOS Studio (Dutch?)
– The 7:30 Report (Australia)
– The Mentalist
– Underbelly 2 (Australia)
– Women’s Murder Club
– Criminal Minds

Most Watched TV Network

As I’ve already got a MCPL Web App to show me the ratings for ‘Most Watched’ Channels/Broadcasters – here’s a couple of screen dumps with the latest live ratings. I have only included Australia and New Zealand as the other countries don’t have enough representation in the beta to make them meaningful.  These charts represent snapshot from sample covering approx last 7 days.

For Australia – the entries represent the 5 major broadcasters (and include regional affiliate channels). The ‘Other Channels’ block represents either Pay TV viewing or other unaffiliated regional channels.

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For New Zealand – the rankings are broken down into channels rather than the broadcasters (as per the NZ Freeview line-up). Channels listed with 1% are currently actually 0-1% share. Because there’s too many entries the ‘other channels’ block at 22% can’t be seen – but like Australia mainly represents Pay TV usage.

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I expect these figures to change quite a bit as the beta goes public – and there’s still quite a few users who are just setting up and probably haven’t scheduled everything that they watch yet. (or had a chance to sit back and use their win7 machines).

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Written by mobilewares

February 23, 2009 at 9:47 am

Posted in Windows 7

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