is it real?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TIVOthis, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. newfers

    newfers New Member

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    I just got a call this evening...My wife and I are GOING to be a Neilson family! Woo hoo!

    And rest assured, crap like American Idol and Survivor will NEVER EVER be even accidentally recorded by my Tivo ;)

    newfers
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    so what crap do you record? :p
     
  3. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Guess you missed that part about not revealing you're a Nielson family. ;)
     
  4. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yeah, but who is he?
     
  5. newfers

    newfers New Member

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    LOL the guy never told me I wasn't to reveal my Nielson-ness! He asked a few demographic questions, told me he'd send some forms for me to sign, etc etc... it's all good! And I personally don't care who knows, to be honest, and if they wanna remove me as a Nielson family, it won't matter a bit to me, but I'll be damned if I am gonna keep it a secret...how silly is that!

    So I will gladly share my tivo info with the Nielson people...

    btw, isn't "Veronica Mars" up against "Lost"? Ooooh, it is! lol Go Veronica!
     
  6. cheezus

    cheezus New Member

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    What is it with people thinking that if only they were a Neilson family, their favorite show wouldn't have been canceled? Don't they have a large enough sample size that individual preferences don't actually matter?
     
  7. AppState

    AppState Mountaineers

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    Is there any way to find out how many tivo units are in a particular zip code?
     
  8. newfers

    newfers New Member

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    Oh, I know enough about statistics and sample size to know that my Tivo season pass is just a drop in the bucket, but still, if one Neilson family represents many hundreds of thousands of viewers, I can't help but feel the need to set my tivo to record the shows that maybe I'd normally watch live... in other words, I want my tivo to record the stuff I love, NOT the stuff I'm missing. It'll be fun, being a Neilson family for a year.
     
  9. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    "Who is this 'Nielson' of which you speak?" The TV rating company is Nielsen.
     
  10. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Correcting misspellings on this forum (or any for that matter) could be a full time job...
     
  11. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Not you in particular.
     

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