I was thrilled the other day to receive an invitation from Nielson Television Ratings to participate in a survey about my TV viewing habits. Finally, I would have a say in what gets on the air! As a lifelong TV addict, I've always felt my voice was tragically lacking from the ratings conversation.
So I go online, and start answering questions, How old I am, What race I am (I was so tempted to write in "Irish"), How many cell phones I own, etc. And then just like that, it's over. Never once was asked about my favorite shows, least favorite shows, how many hours of TV I watch a week. The closest it came to anything relevant like that was when it asked, in the vaguest terms, "What type of shows do you watch?"
God, no wonder According to Jim is still on the air.