February 06, 2004

Pump up the numbers

We got approached by the Nielsen people, so we're keeping a diary of television shows watched this week; if you're trying to keep one of your favorites alive, bribes should be sent here. I'll take them in the form of more server space or renewal of domain registry. 'Course, since I gave Mom an MSN TV receiver for Christmas, and we just had a new phone jack put in so she could use it, I may never get her off the 'Net, which would drive the Nielsen folks crazy (and the ratings for daytime CNN and C-SPAN lower).

Posted by Linkmeister at February 6, 2004 12:01 AM

Hey, we got a call from the Nielsen people a few years ago too! I think at that point we did have a TV, technically, since we were storing it for someone who was on a long deployment, but we never watched it (since reception was bad without an antenna or cable, and dang if I was going to spend money to watch someone else's TV). It drove them insane, I'm sure, to hear that somebody actually watched *nothing* the whole time.

Have fun with this! I'd be tempted to mess with them. ;)

Posted by: Sue at February 6, 2004 07:03 AM

PLEASE do not watch any reality or talent shows -- I am SO sick of the endless bachelor/eating bugs/obnoxious/can't sing drivel. Luckily, my prime-time hours are limited b/c of kiddos' bedtime schedules, so I don't get a chance to consciously NOT watch those. If you'll watch both CSI's, Monday night's CBS sitcom lineup and Monk, that would do it for me!

Posted by: Skatemom at February 6, 2004 08:33 AM

I'm with skatemom about the reality shows. To me they are just a cheap way to fill up air space. I like tennis and skating. Kind of boring, I guess.

Posted by: cassie-b at February 6, 2004 11:03 AM

Oh great. Now all we're gonna see are documentaries about volcanoes and hula dancing exhibitions.

Oh well. At least the Food Network oughta start doing some good stuff on pineapples and such.

Posted by: Solonor at February 6, 2004 03:30 PM

Too late to save ESPN's 'Playmakers,' sadly... it was a really compelling drama about a fictional NFL team, and it was recently canned after one great season by pressure from--you guessed it--the NFL.


Posted by: Fox at February 9, 2004 09:00 AM