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!