Customer Of TV Ratings Firm Nielsen Lacks Antitrust Standing, 11th Circuit Rules

Customer Of TV Ratings Firm Nielsen Lacks Antitrust Standing, 11th Circuit Rules

ATLANTA - A customer of Nielsen Media Research Inc. failed to establish that it was an efficient enforcer of antitrust laws because it did not demonstrate that any potential competitors were willing and able to provide local television viewership ratings in the Miami area, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said March 4 in affirming that the customer lacked antitrust standing (Sunbeam Television Corp. v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc., No. 11-10901, 11th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 4452).

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