The estimates shown in Performance Insights may not be the same as your Earnings.
Performance Insights allow you to monitor the performance of your titles over time. Earnings are the actual amounts paid to you. They serve different purposes - Insights are meant to show you trend data over time and Earnings are meant to be an accounting record of money posted to your account. Because of this, Performance Insights may not match your Earnings. This article addresses these potential differences and the reasons for them.
Performance Insights show trends, Earnings show actual money received
While Earnings are the binding basis for money received, Performance Insights might include future returns, revisions, reversals, discounts and other changes to amounts and transactions at any time. In return, they provide valuable early access to often updated data, revealing trends and preliminary results.
Performance Insights are subject to change, Earnings are final
Performance Insights draws data from a variety of different sources, including Filmhub’s access to channel back-end data. As a result, Performance Insight data is subject to change as the preliminary data received from channels is updated.
In contrast, your Earnings come from final reports that Filmhub receives from channels when they pay. These reports are finalized and are not subject to change.
Performance Insights’ intended use is for marketing and planning, Earnings intended use is for accounting
The use case for Performance Insights is geared towards planning, marketing decisions, and to support promotional and other activities.
In contrast, Earnings are made for accounting use cases like billing, taxes, and royalty distribution.
Performance Insights are organized by report date, Earnings are organized by when the amount is posted to your account
Performance Insights are organized by when a title is watched in a channel (or more precisely, the date the channel reports for a view). This is the report date. All views with a report date in March will appear in March on Performance Insights, for example.
In contrast, your Earnings are organized by when a payment is posted to your account. This happens later than the report date - often much later, depending on the individual channel’s payment schedule.