Nielsen rating

Posted by: MrB

Nielsen rating - 02/20/14 08:20 PM

I agreed to contribute to the Nielsen TV poll.

They gave me a small pamphlet to writ in what and when I watch TV every 15 minutes for a week.

What a pain!

Doesn't help that the pamphlet is a bit too small to get all info in the spaces, but a lot of the time I don't just watch one show but flip over several during an hour.

Then if I watch from a recorded show, I write when I watch it and write Whwn it was recorded.

Never again

Oh, I get paid. A whole $4.00

Dave
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 05:18 AM

Wow, you got a raise! I tried it a few years back and received one of the pamphlets for each TV and just a dollar. I sent them back stating it was too much input required for a busy person.

I would have thought by now, they would have a simple app or gadget they could provide.

I have to suspect that the ones actually filling those in are ones that never get off the couch!
Posted by: DLC

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 05:55 AM

And they're making millions off people like you !! shocked

I'd strike for $10.10 and hour !! wink
Are you as good as a McDonald's burger flipper ?
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 06:01 AM

I thought there was some sort of doohicky that glommed onto the TV and did all that automatically. I think a whole lot of people would do what Biggerfoot did and just not bother doing the recording. Puts an interesting spin on the data.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
I thought there was some sort of doohicky that glommed onto the TV and did all that automatically. I think a whole lot of people would do what Biggerfoot did and just not bother doing the recording. Puts an interesting spin on the data.


There WAS such a thingie...
...maybe it was too much of a PItA for them to install
...more of a PItA for the viewer as well...

I allowed it about 10 years ago..
A small army of installers invaded my home for HOURS!
They wired everything (even installed stuff in my attic! shocked )

They wired everything including my internet connection
to both TVs AND my LandLine.. used to automatically
gather the info on EVERYTHING we watched for 2 years,
and automatically send the info back to the company.


A Year after they ripped everything back out...
my Bell-Tell (Verizon) LandLine was rendered useless,
resulting in me & Ted having to rely soley upon
cell phones & eventually smart phones ever since. smirk

my fault I guess..
..I never made the connection that they might have
screwed up the main phone lines until recently..
..now rendered moot.. once we moved last month.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
I agreed to contribute to the Nielsen TV poll.

How? Did they originally contact you by snail mail?

What happened to the Nielsen black box they use to use?
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 09:55 AM


o..btw..

they elected to remove their equipment because as
a result, they found out that what I'd initially told
them to begin with was the godz honest truth:

That we rarely (if ever) change the channels;
Ted watches either CNN or Sports.. and I watch
The Learning Channel ..and my Toshiba TV runs 24/7
since I routinely leave the TV on in my room no
matter what I do during the day.. whether that's
being on-line on Mac Forums, or cooking or baking...
...and I sleep with it on all night as "White Noise".

They showed up a few times to check that the equipment
was indeed working... then gave up since we didn't
give them any usable information.

Hey... I told them our viewing habits beforehand...
it was not my fault that they failed to believe me. smirk
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Nana
Originally Posted By: MrB
I agreed to contribute to the Nielsen TV poll.

How? Did they originally contact you by snail mail?

What happened to the Nielsen black box they use to use?


I think what you're calling 'The Black Box'
was the BIG ol' Box they installed in the Attic.

If I recall... I think I was initially contacted
by telephone...
...prolly my fault as well... blush since I routinely
volunteer to participate in Polls. I have several
friends that work as Phone Solicitors for a living...
& being conscious that A) they're only doing their
"JOB" and B) realizing the extent of the sense of
rejection they must deal with day in & day out.

cry cry cry cry cry
Posted by: MrB

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 11:40 AM

They called me sometime ago. I didn't realize it would be quite like this.

I can handle it. But it will be a tussle

Dave
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/21/14 02:56 PM

Did a pole like that one time, sent in the results...never did get paid
Posted by: MrB

Re: Nielsen rating - 02/23/14 09:59 PM

Remembered that I needed to be sure I was watching the programs that I wanted to encourage and also make sure I was watching an alternate to those programs I want to discourage.

Encourage history programs
Discourage shows like ... Well....Megan Kelly for instance and others of her ilk
Discourage all those UFO and Ancient Alien junk

Dave