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Nielsen

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  1. Carl Au·gust [kahrl ou-goo st] /kɑrl ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1865–1931, Danish composer.
  2. Informal. Nielsen rating.
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Nielsen

noun
  1. Carl (August) (karl). 1865–1931, Danish composer. His works include six symphonies and the opera Masquerade (1906)
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Nielsen

in reference to popularity ratings of TV and radio programs, 1951, named for U.S. market researcher Arthur Clarke Nielsen (1897-1980), founder of A.C. Nielsen Co., which evaluates viewership based on samplings of receiving sets.

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