Nielsen profit jumps 28 percent as TV ratings demand rises

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:43am EDT

(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN.N) reported a 28 percent rise in third-quarter profit due to higher demand for the company's analytics services and growth in its television ratings business.

Net income attributable to Nielsen stockholders rose to $134 million, or 35 cents per share, in the quarter ended September 30, from $105 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier.

On an adjusted basis, the company earned 50 cents per share.

Revenue rose nearly 4 percent to $1.39 billion on a constant currency basis.

(Reporting by Soham Chatterjee; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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