Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Okay, I've just started and then deleted 2 blog entries. My brain is non-functional. The day off, which I have to say I was feeling like I badly needed, seems to have drained me.

Seriously. I just wrote another sentence then deleted it.

I'm watching Brothers and Sisters on TiVo. Hey, we're a Nielson Family now! Yes, we somehow determine what does and does not get ratings. In fact, we had to do a "tv diary" last week, and it had exactly 5 entries in it for the week. S. wouldn't let me stop on anything she deemed "embarrassing" for more than 5 minutes because she didn't want the Nielson people to know we watching anything, you know...embarrassing.

I will also mention that this particular episode of "Brothers and Sisters" we are watching is from last January. We have entire seasons of shows in waiting. So, no spoilers please.



3 comments:

Zach said...

how did you become a nielson family?
and you'd think that by this point, they could tell electronically what you had watched without having to keep a diary. Do you have to report the shows, now, too? how do you rate them? is it web-based, or do you get a special remote? i'm fascinated by all of this.

Eva Gallant said...

I love Brothers and Sisters. It's one of my favorite shows.!


How cool to be a neilson family!

CD and SP said...

You know, I haven't the foggiest idea how we became a Nielson family. I just got something in the mail one day. I was pretty exciting. It's so archaic, the way they track ratings--they do phone surveys and old-fashioned surveys and viewing diaries like I mentioned. Nothing fancy! I always used to think there was something on the TV that zapped a message out to networks, but apparently this is too advanced!