Join the BARB Panel

Have you ever wondered how television companies decide which programmes to put on the air, or which programmes people are watching and which they aren’t?  The most important way is by asking a selection of households to take part in the official UK television audience measurement panel. Here you can find out more about what is involved in joining and what some of the benefits are.

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REWARD SCHEME

As a thank you, members of the BARB panel receive a monthly reward.  These can be spend individually or in combination.

 

Each month:

Every panel member aged 10 years and over will receive 4,000 points

Every panel member aged 4-9 years will receive 2,500 points

 

In addition each home will receive 18,000 every 3 months.

 

1,000 points is equivalent to £1 worth of goods / vouchers.

 

Points can be redeemed using a special rewards website or telephone helpline and be exchanged for good or vouchers at a wide range of places, including:

•  A list of around 4,500 individual items that can be claimed directly from the website

•  More than 75 online and high street stores, including; M&S, House of Fraser, 
   Debenhams, Argos, Currys/PC World, Next and B&Q

•  General high street vouchers, such as; Love to Shop and Compliments

•  Cinema, Theatre and Restaurant tokens; such as Cineworld, UCI/Odeon,
   Ticketmaster, Theatre Tokens, tkts, Top Table and Pizza Express

•  Days out and experiences; Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle, Madame
   Tussaud’s and many others

•  Points can also be donated to one of our supported charities: UNICEF, NSPCC and
   Cancer Research UK.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does a TV audience measurement panel work?
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Who are BARB and how does the whole process of measuring TV audiences work?
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ABOUT IPSOS MORI

Ipsos MORI is an independent research company working on behalf of BARB. Ipsos MORI conducts the BARB Establishment Survey and identifies eligible households to join the TV Panel.

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ABOUT BARB 

BARB, the Broadcasters' Audience Research board, provides the TV industry with viewing figures, primarily for television programmes, channels, and commercials.  It also collects viewing data for TV programmes and video delivered online. BARB is jointly owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, UKTV and IPA.

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ABOUT RSMB

On behalf of BARB, RSMB are responsible for panel balance and structure, survey design and quality control of the BARB panel. RSMB are the market leaders in television audience measurement design, operation and quality control.

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ABOUT KANTAR MEDIA

Kantar Media is the research company that has been asked by BARB to undertake the TV audience measurement. KANTAR Media is one of the world's leading market research groups. Around the globe, they provide TV viewing information in over 30 countries.

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