What a wonderful roundup! Thanks so much for posting this.
Was that a -10 for US TV? Just brick wall limited so the meter hits -10 and stays there?
I know Discovery has some pretty strict (and squished) audio requirements. I don't remember exactly, something like -14 to -18 for everything. They have an audio analyzer. If you submit and they find it out of spec, they kick it back to you.
that DVD is a US TV Series, but as it is published in germany I don't know what they have done to the soundtrack.
This soundtrack is limited in a way, that extremely loud events are alway completely at maximum und dialog's peaks also touch the maximum very often.
I recorded all those examples and the visual waveform of that was obviously different.
But it seems clear, that cinema productions have much higher dynamic range than TV. Which makes sense to me.
I just expected them also to be more limited.