Entertainment Just got something from Nielsen Ratings.

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  1. Snort

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    So I just got selected to participate in the Nielsen ratings thingy. I got it in the mail. Of course the first thought that ran through my head was It's a scam! But it seems legit. They don't appear to need anymore info from me that they don't already have.

    I guess the representative wants to meet with me to explain how everything works.

    Also, the letter says they send the participants "occasional checks" which sounds weird. I didn't think they paid anything.

    Has anyone ever participated in the Nielsen thing? Does this sound the same?

    Also if it legit, how important is one Nielsen book to a show? How much influence do they have?

    Don't make a mockery of this!
     
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    I got a mailing a few years back that included 5 bucks cash. I kept the book out thinking I would do it, went out of town for a few days and never looked back.

    Never heard from them again.
     
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    I participated in the Arbitron ratings (radio) a couple of times in the 90's. They paid me like two bucks each time, so it's likely any payment from Nielsen isn't anything to get excited about.

    It used to be Nielsen only tracked the free networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX). I'm not sure what they track now
     
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    I almost forgot...



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    I like this new trend. Negging oneself. Brilliant.
     
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    They will hook something up to your cable/sat box that will report everything you watch, record and watch later on your DVR andif your TV is powered on.

    And I believe once every hour a window will prompt you to hit a button on the remote to prove there is actually someone watching.
     
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    I stopped watching T.V 11 years ago and I'd need a shitload of money to be persuaded to go back to it.

    A shitload.
     
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    I was wondering, with digital everything, dont they already know who is watching which show and for how long?

    Suppose with DVRs, the button thing make sense.
     
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    Did the book thing about 5 years ago. I think I got about 5 dollars.
     
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    I worked in this industry for many years. It's legit. They use the diary in conjunction with People Meters to arrive at TV ratings. Truth be told, they are somewhat behind the times what with Netflix and streaming, but if you can put up with it, you're actually doing a service. You will not get rich, however.
     
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    Did you happen to see Mlaw's and/or Chriza's diaries? Was it front to back AgT and kitten bowl?
     
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    My girlfriend used to work there. They hardwire equipment into the back of your tvs/ computers/ streaming devices. Depending on if youre their basic (the random sample picked in your neighborhood) you can negotiate the signing bonus ( more if you are a minority). You can get up to like $500 signing & 500/yr. if they come to your house with a gift that means you're their "basic".

    I wouldn't do it. It's way too big brother and they have a shady past. And even though their techs are trained I don't want them tooling around in my electronics. On a side note they pay very well...my gf has a masters in psych and this job paid the most when she was taking interviews. They gave her a car , downside is she had to go to some shady places.
     
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  15. wife is a whore

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    I got Arbitron books a couple of times. The one time they sent a dollar or 2 w/ each book. The next time it was like $7.
     
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    They send you a few dollar bills
     
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    Fucking amount of commercials in a half hour program just sucks . F U Nielson ratings
     
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    Were there a couple $2 dollar bills in it? There were when I got it years back.
     
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    No. Just a letter and a small pamphlet.
     
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    No T.V.? So what do you do?