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What are BARB ratings?

What are BARB ratings?

Broadcasters Audience Research Board
The Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB) is a British organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom….Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

Founded 1981
Website barb.co.uk

How is BARB funded?

4. Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB) • BARB is a non-profit making limited company, funded by the major players in the industry it supports – BBC, ITV, Channel 4, five, BSkyB and the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising). The panels are selected to be representative of each ITV and BBC region.

Do you get paid for BARB?

Panel members are not paid for participating on the BARB panel. Instead they are thanked for taking part with a choice of gift vouchers from a variety of outlets that appeals to all ages. They also receive a regular panel newsletter that includes competitions and opportunities to enter free prize draws.

What is the most viewed program on TV UK?


Rank Programme Network
1 EastEnders BBC One
2 EastEnders BBC One
3 Coronation Street ITV (Granada)
4 Live Aid BBC One/BBC Two

What does BARB mean?

(Entry 1 of 4) 1 : a medieval cloth headdress passing over or under the chin and covering the neck. 2a : a sharp projection extending backward (as from the point of an arrow or fishhook) and preventing easy extraction also : a sharp projection with its point similarly oblique to something else.

How do they calculate TV ratings?

TV ratings are measured by Nielsen, which calculates the live viewership of a particular broadcast based on a metric called “average minute audience.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: the average number of people that watched a TV broadcast during any 60-second portion of that broadcast.

How do they work out TV ratings UK?

Just like a giant episode of Gogglebox, UK television viewing figures are calculated by watching the watchers. TV ratings are compiled daily by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board. BARB recruits 12,000 people across 5,100 households representative of the overall UK viewing public.

What is the biggest televised event in history?

Most-watched broadcasts of all time (Total Viewers)

Rank Show Date
1 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales 1997
2 Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer 1981
3 2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony 2000
4 2000 Summer Olympics opening ceremony 2000

What is a barb in British slang?

Word forms: barbs A barb is an unkind remark meant as a criticism of someone or something.

Is the BARB ratings geared around the advertising system?

As the TV advertising system is geared round BARB ratings all but the very smallest channels subscribe to BARB. The BARB publishes inter alia Weekly Top 10 Charts, a Weekly Viewing Summary for programmes or the use of programme genres.

Who are the broadcasters’audience Research Board ( BARB )?

› The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) is the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom.

What does a higher barb number mean for a TV station?

Higher BARB numbers usually mean more advertising revenue for the television station. This leads to some interesting situations on the smaller channels. Since there are many television stations, and many hours in the day, there can be situations where BARB will record zero viewers for certain programmes.

How can I get BARB data from broadcasters?

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