Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Did you even wonder who the people are that choose which television shows stay on the air and which are shit canned?

Well, those folks would include me and my dysfunctional clan.

Yes, we are a Nielsen family.  Since American Idol is still on the air, I don't think we are doing our job quite well enough.  Honestly, choosing us makes a lot of sense.  We have the bitter and bitchy mom workaholic who would rather watch paint dry than any of the shit shows currently being broadcast, the bipolar father who can't stay on one freakin' station for five minutes at a time, the son who watches slash em movies by day and porn by night and the daughter that is perpetually engrossed in Sponge Bob Square Pants 24/7 on Nickelodeon or, on the very rare occasion it isn't being shown live, Nick  on Demand.

If that is not the typical American family, I don't know what is.

Often I am tempted to put PBS on all four televisions and go to work.  Unfortunately, the system nags you to verify you are actually present every so often and I've yet to train the dogs to hit the OK button when the light starts to flash. It is on my list, however.  Somewhere between fetching a ball and not eating their own shit.

However, if you have a program that you're attached too, let me know and I'll turn it on before I do something more important, like play Mafia Wars on facebook.

Enjoy your day.

12 comments:

Doc said...

I love "Leverage" and "The closer" on TNT so this summer when they come back tune in and give them some ratings... LOL

3 Men and a Lady said...

Just continue your quest to rid the world of AI and I'll be happy. And if you could try to take down The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Survivor, and the like, feel free.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Oh, I love Survivor! Keep that one, the rest of them can go away, though.

The Dish said...

I am addicted to Bones. Love the characters, the stories, and the chemistry! But, then, I love trashy VH1 reality shows, so what the hell do I know?

Libby said...

i like bones & house...& usually anything on TNT or A&E...(hoarders, parking wars...), or the history channel! i got the stuff in the mail to be a nielson person too, but...who needs it?

Christine said...

Lib..it is a little annoying but it pays well. Could be up to fifty dollars a YEAR. whoo hoo. People have asked me how they go about becoming one and it is just a random thing. They choose zip codes and demographics. SCM actually wanted to do it and when he asked, I shrugged. I was surprised they go door to door and thought it was a scam at first. Until they put thousands of dollars of equipment in my house at no charge. Personally I only want to keep Saving Grace on and the last season starts next week.

glaxia said...

when american idol started i thought i would not see it ..but after seeing 2 episodes of it ...now i m completely addicted to it ....:(

Libby said...

...*snicker*...$50.00 a year...i could have one pedicure a year...WAH-HOO!

Christine said...

Oh Glaxia..you poor poor thing. I think there are support groups you can contact. :-)

Matty said...

24, and they've already announced that it's being shut down after this season due to low ratings.

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Vinomom said...

We just watched that new FX show Justified last night. It's Badass. The only shows I HAVE to watch are Gray's Anatomy and Private Practice - other than that I watch Hoarders, Intervention, Clean House, shit like that.

Lady H enjoys Ripley's Believe it or Not. I was in bed w/ a migraine today and when I got up she was watching some Lifetime Movie "Stolen Children" real appropriate, huh?