Anyone participate in Nielsen Diary?

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  1. RevHortonHeat

    RevHortonHeat Active Member VIP

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    i just received 2 diaries and 5 crisp $1 bills. I predict no entries for AGT in our household.
     
  2. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I've done Arbitron a few times, and Nielsen years ago
     
  3. UpInSmoke123

    UpInSmoke123 Well-Known Member

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    I got the offer once (w/ the dollar bill).

    I watch everything online though, so I never followed up on it.
     
  4. Droog

    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

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    They came out and installed devices on my dad's TVs plus some sort of software on his computer. They gave him something like $500 and they had to have been disappointed. All he watched was Fox News and reruns of Gunsmoke. :jj:

    The devices were a pain in the ass. They'd start flashing if you stayed on one channel too long and you'd have to acknowledge that you were there watching by hitting a button on the remote.
     
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    Pothead Well-Known Member

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    Was it Nielsen, or another market research company?
     
  6. RevHortonHeat

    RevHortonHeat Active Member VIP

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    It's only for a week- I just watch Seinfeld reruns... However, there is a spot to tell them what you don't like on TV.
     
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    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

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    Pretty sure it was Nielson. He had to sign a contract for x amount of time and they sent him checks.
     
  8. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    I received 4 Nielsen diaries about 4-5 months ago when I mentioned in the initial survey that I have 4 TVs. Pain in the ass to complete since I was traveling a few days that week.
     
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    In all seriousness, you better mention Howard Stern in that.
     
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    If it allows you to explain state that you have no interest in AGT with Stern as a co-host, but once he leaves you think you'll become a regular viewer.
     
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    FosterKitten Well-Known Member

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    We had them mailed to us last year. We filled out 2 of the 3 that were sent to us. One kid lost her diary after she took out the money.
     
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    John Smith Well-Known Member VIP

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    Arbitron was bought out by Nielson.
     
  13. RevHortonHeat

    RevHortonHeat Active Member VIP

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    I'm surprised there isn't an electronic version. Seems like a very dated way of doing things.