ME-TV’s actual cable subscribers count is probably 7 to 10 million subs higher. We are working to correct an error in our TV listings provider’s database that does not list ME-TV’s New York City broadcast station. Hopefully the TV station will on its own accord work to get its listings correct.
I can’t imagine how much money the station, or any TV station, might be losing because they aren’t double checking their own listings.
Channel changes: Across Platforms tabulates new channel adds (both NOT.1 and .1 ) when the broadcast group or network announce a future launch. The actual launch may happen months after when we record the new channel add in the quarterly report. Logic being that actual technical launches can be delayed so announced launches are considered a better measurement. Some low power – with no cable channel launches may missing from reports due to no press release from the network.
Grit was announced by along with a sister network on April 3, 2014, with a formal launch scheduled for that summer with initial affiliates announced at this time being owned stations. On August 11, 2014, Katz announced that the two networks would launch simultaneously on August 18. Grit launched at 12:00 p.m. on that date, with the 1952 film as the network’s inaugural broadcast, leading off a week-long festival of films.
Unduplicated households: The households in the market are counted once even if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets or the TV station has multiple channels broadcasting in a market.
With ME-TV and COZI’s lead in ratings as all the classic TV networks achieve critical mass for distribution to focus will shift to the competition for eyeballs.
LPTV Without Cable- Only over the air households counted for stations without cable or DBS coverage. Determined to have no cable by Wikipedia or station website review.
Affiliate Announced Date – the date that the TV station was announced as a current, or future, affiliate of the network. The announced date might not correlate with the actual date on the air. Announced date determined through trade magazines, press releases, Across Platforms’ research, and Rabbit Ears.