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Nielsen and Block Communications Announce Multi-year Renewal Agreement for Local TV

2 minute read | June 2019

New York, NY – June 19, 2019 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) and Block Communications, Inc. announced today that they have reached a multi-year renewal agreement for Nielsen Local TV measurement services across Block’s television stations and markets. This includes WDRB (Fox), WBKI (CW) and WMYO (My Network) in Louisville; WAND (NBC) in Champaign – Springfield – Decatur; and WOHL (ABC), WOHL DT2 (CBS), WLIO (NBC) and WLIO DT2 (Fox) in Lima.

“Block Communications has a long standing relationship with Nielsen, and we are happy to continue that partnership in our ever changing business,” said Bill Lamb, VP,  Block Communications.

Nielsen combines the scale of big data with in-market local panels to provide the industry with complete, unbiased coverage of the local marketplace including viewing in over-the-air homes. Nielsen remains the  only true persons-level measurement service available to the marketplace.

With this new agreement, Block stations in Louisville will continue to utilize a comprehensive suite of Nielsen data to demonstrate value to advertisers that includes local consumer data through Nielsen Scarborough.

“We are pleased to renew our partnership and look forward to working with Block to help them maximize results for their advertisers by leveraging Nielsen’s suite of trusted measurement services,” said Catherine Herkovic, EVP and Managing Director, Nielsen Local.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries.

An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

About Block Communications, Inc. Block Communications, Inc., (BCI) is a 118-year-old privately held diversified media holding company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.



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