Nielsen reported revenues for the third quarter of $1.6 billion, an increase of 13.3 percent compared to Q3 2013. When Nielsen backs out the Arbitron and Harris acquisitions, revenue increased 2.5 percent. Revenues within Nielsen's buy segment were up 3.5 percent to $878 million. Excluding Harris, buy revenues grew 2.0 percent. Revenues within Nielsen's watch segment increased 28.8 percent to $694 million. Excluding the Arbitron acquisition, watch revenues increased 5.2 percent. The Nielsen board also approved a new share repurchase program for up to $1 billion of Nielsen?s outstanding common stock.
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