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Media Information Express

The swift development of China's media market has made it necessary for every media practitioner to keep up with the latest information regarding changes in the media market. Since 2002, CSM has been providing the media information express to its clients. CSM collects weekly information relevant to the media industry and sends it to its clients on a regular basis to help the industry keep pace with these rapid changes.

Sharing research finding
  • 《China TV Rating Yearbook》

Yearbook In order to provide better service for the industry, as the most professional, the most authoritative rating measurement company, CSM Media Research has published China TV Rating Yearbook on annual basis since 2003, By 2016, there have been 14 issues of China TV rating Yearbook.

China TV Rating Yearbook consists of the following four parts: Part I- Review: This section is panoramic description and analysis of previous year China TV market from the aspects of viewing environment, audience characteristics, audience viewing behaviors, channels competition, programmes competition, and television advertisement inputting and competition. Part II-Case Study: Besides rating analysis of several main types of programmes like national TV shows, news, art and sports,this section  also analyses ratings of features events, and special channels; meanwhile, this section gives further research on the hot issues of the industry. Part III-Programme Data: This part is about the national TV market and key market data, key indicators like viewing device ownership, per capita viewing time, ratings trends throughout the year and throughout the day, market share, all programmes broadcast on channel share and audience share, and the major programmes viewing rankings. Part IV-Appendices:This section includes the basic situation of CSM Media Research rating survey in different panels.

China TV Rating Yearbook not only provides comprehensive analysis on China's TV market to those working in media research industry, but also accurate rating data of  national and all key markets.  China TV Rating Yearbook is a necessary reference book for all people working in media research industry.


  • 《Rating China》

This is an internal publication of CSM; Rating China has been recognized by CSM's clients and other media professionals for its outstanding content since being launched in January 2000. Rating China mainly focuses on the development of China's media market; rating research findings, professional media knowledge communication, and a discussion of up-to-date viewpoints in the media field. Rating China, which is available to all CSM's clients and other media practitioners, is an excellent platform for information exchange for the whole industry.


  • 《Introduction to China Media Industry series of books and reports》

As a leader in rating measurement industry, CSM Media Research,  since its foundation in 1997, besides providing timely and accurate ratings data, has also focused on rating related research work. Especially in last ten years, CSM Media Research takes advantage of its own data and research team, based on mass rating data, and conducts deep research on Chinamedium contact behavior of the audience, the rating market, advertisement inputting, new media, and media fusion, of which results are concluded in China Media Industry series of books and reports. CSM Media Research has become a very important field of media studies research institution.

Written (or published) by CSM media research China Media Industry series of books and reports include:100Q&As about TV Ratings,TV Audience Measurement (TAM)  and Ratings Application Manual,Radio Audience Measurement and Ratings Application Manual

Media Market Analysis

As the leader of media research, in addition to supplying "Equitable, Transparent, Timely & Accurate" rating data, CSM combs through its data to generate an in-depth understanding of China's media market. CSM also provides all clients with various media market analysis based on the ratings data, including value-added services such as TV station competitive analysis, channel/programme analysis, and audience characteristics analysis.

Value-added Service

According to our service contracts, in addition to providing efficient routine service, CSM also provides a series of value added services to better meet clients' specific needs. Currently, CSM's value-added services include the following:


  • Media market analysis
  • Sharing research findings
  • Media information express
  • Rating information for major events
  • TV Program Rating & Information System (TVPRIS)
Regular Training and Technical Support

In addition to the routine service of receiving the measurement data, all clients will have access to the services ranging from software training, surveying methodology to statistical glossaries in a manner of one-to-one explanation or lecture, for a better understanding of radio audience measurement.

Delivery of Rating Data

Clients can easily access and download the latest audience data they subscribe from CSM server via internet by using the pre-installed software called Ftpload in a scheduled manner where the weekly diary data becomes available on Thursday and the daily people meter data every day.

The program data to be matched with the weekly dairy audience data can be downloaded on Friday.

Software Installation and Maintenance

All clients will be given the rating analysis software – InfoSys TV developed by KANTAR. At present, this software is already broadly used in 20 countries worldwide. Within China well over 100 TV stations, radio stations and domestic/international advertising agencies are using InfoSys TV.

Routine Service

Clients will receive routine services. Routine services include: software installation and maintenance, providing ratings data, delivering ratings reports, and regular training and technical support. This service allows our clients to receive the most convenient and comprehensive services at all times.

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