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About Overnights.tv

The ratings division of international media consultancy Attentional.

Founded in 1990 as the first supplier of BARB data to the independent production sector, Attentional now provides data, analysis and high level consultancy to production companies, broadcasters, studios and media agencies around the world.  Taking the existing products online in 2007, Overnights.tv was born and ever since has been the leading online platform for the analysis of UK television ratings.  Using the latest technology, Overnights.tv puts ratings data at your fingertips 24/7 in an easy to use and attractive format. Ratings analysis no longer needs to be a complex process requiring a specific skillset.

Whats new?

We open a Bristol office & have a new team member...

With Overnights.tv growing at an unprecedented rate, we have opened a new office in the growing media hub city of Bristol and have a new member joining the team. Kate joins us from time at both ITV and Lionsgate to manage the day to day operation, ensuring that all our clients are well looked after. With a background in production she is ideally placed to help deliver what our production, distribution and broadcast clients are looking for.

Reach data is now in Overnights.tv. 

Following an extensive development program, Overnights.tv now has reach data included in Series and Transmission reports. One, Three and Five min reach is now included in reports from January 1st, 2014 onwards.

This isn’t where the work stops however, and the team are now working on a number of new enhancements and reports that will be online soon.

 

Global Appeal

The international appeal of Overnights.tv, since starting we have attracted interest from over 158 countries...

The Team

Chris - Chris is Head of Overnights.tv and Chief Commercial Officer of Attentional. Chris Humpherson was heavily involved in building the company’s commercial operations in the UK and USA. He also helped to take Attentional data services online via its Overnights.tv web service, now used by producers, broadcasters and studios around the world. 

Fiona - Fiona joined Attentional in 2002 as head of the Metadata department, as well as providing support for clients of Overnights.tv online. She also supervises the logging of all UK terrestrial transmissions and is responsible for the addition of Attentional’s proprietary coding system, creating an extensive resource for statistical analysis. This has provided the basis for projects looking at areas such as independent production, UK-originated programming and measuring the levels of PSB programming. Fiona also creates ad-hoc and regular reports for clients.

Gary – Our technical genius, Gary is the mastermind of the system. As well as this he is also the lead developer on a number of projects ranging from online gambling, to communications to defense. Highly regarded in the industry, Gary’s experience in building so many business critical systems is key in making Overnights.tv the leading ratings tool.

Evan - Now working for DDN (Data Delivery Network) Evan is responsible for management of Attentional’s Overnights.tv interactive web service. Before joining Attentional in June 2006, Evan worked as a freelance web designer and consultant.

Kate - A recent addition to the team, Kate’s role is to run the day to day operations of Overnights.tv, ensuring that all its clients are well looked after. With a Media degree and a background in production including time at ITV studios and Lionsgate, Kate has a great knowledge of the industry and what our production, broadcast and studio clients require.

James – has been working with Gary since early 2011 and has contributed to the technical foundation of the overnights.tv system by continually introducing new functionality, features and technology. James is fast gaining experience across many different business sectors and gets a real kick from delivering technical solutions to help businesses grow.

Aidan – Aidan Dickson has over 20 years experience in software design and development during which he has been involved in software development projects for companies including Lloyds TSB, British Telecom, Global Marine Systems, William Hill, EuroClear and The Mars Corporation. He has worked both as a private consultant, and as the leader of large development teams.  Specializing in Microsoft.Net and related technologies he has considerable experience in relational database design and implementation as well as framework and application architecture and user interface and application design.