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 A family watches TV on Nov. 4, 1948. (Photo: AP)  A family watches TV on Nov. 4, 1948. (Photo: AP)  

Nielsen sued for billions over allegedly manipulated TV ratings

New Delhi Television Limited, India’s oldest and largest news network, has lobbed a legal grenade at The Nielsen Co.

In a 194-page lawsuit filed in New York court late last week, NDTV accuses Nielsen of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by manipulating viewership data in favor of channels that are willing to provide bribes to its officials.

According to NDTV, rampant manipulation of viewership data has been going on for eight years, and when presented with evidence earlier this year, top executives at Nielsen pledged to make changes.

Full story: Nielsen sued for billions over allegedly manipulated TV ratings