Glossary


  • Universe Estimates

    What does “Universe Estimates” mean, and why is it a key element of the OzTAM TV Ratings system and the reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • Demographics

    What exactly does “Demographics” mean, and why is it a key element of the OzTAM TV Ratings system and the reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • Main Grocery Buyer

    What do Main Grocery Buyer and MGB mean, and why are they a key element of the OzTAM TV Ratings system and the reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • Confirmed Times

    What does “Confirmed Times” mean, and why is it a key element of the OzTAM TV Ratings system and the various reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • Overnight

    What does “Overnight” mean, and why is it a key element of the OzTAM TV Ratings system and the various reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • Consolidated 7 and Consolidated 28

    What does “Consolidated 7" and "Consolidated 28” mean, and why are they key elements of the OzTAM TV Ratings and the reports it publishes daily, weekly or monthly?
  • As Live

    Hidden amongst the many ratings reports released every day are some cryptic-sounding terms which aren’t quite as mysterious once you know what they mean. Here’s a quick guide to reading some of the key terms in use.
  • Free To Air channels

    Free to air channels are television channels that are broadcast without any encryption, so that anyone with the appropriate antenna or other receiving equipment can view the content.
  • Pay Per View

    Pay Per View (PPV) services are different than subscription based Pay TV services in that they most often involve a one-time fee in exchange for a limited time viewing event.
  • TV Replay

    When a scheduled show – often a sporting event – is played again on the same network (sometimes on an additional channel) so you can catch up with it if you weren’t home when it first aired.
  • What is PVR?

    PVR or Personal Video Recorder is a consumer electronic device commonly used to record video in digital format on to a hard disk, flash drive or other electronic media.
  • Roku 3

    Roku 3 is an updated version of the Roku streaming player. It was launched earlier in 2015 and has an updated remote with voice search, which works very well.
  • FTTP

    FTTP or “Fibre To The Premises” is a type of technology where the NBN fibre network is connected directly to an NBN Connection Box installed within individual homes.
  • FTTB

    FTTB refers to “Fibre To The Building” or “Fibre To The Basement.”
  • NBN Utility Box

    The NBN Utility Box is set up at individual homes or businesses when installing an FTTP service.
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