High ratings can be wrong

Date of publication: March 1, 1979


This paper will demonstrate that there are some people who do not need as heavy a level of frequency of exposure to television commercials as others. Viewers exposed once or twice can recognise a commercial extract - and name the brand advertised - as well as other people who saw the advertisement many more times. The levels of exposure needed relate to the total amount of commercial television to which the viewer is exposed.

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