Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Rewards for Bad Habits

Rob and I are finally being rewarded for watching so much television. This week--starting tomorrow--we are officially on a one-week trial period to become a Nielsen household. I always wondered how you got hooked up with that. I'm still not sure how we got called by them, unless it's my idiotic willingness to take part in phone-based market research. (I don't know why I do this. One time I answered a half-hour's worth of questions about Snapple. Yes, I'm a dork.)

So this week we're supposed to fill out these detailed TV diaries with everything we watch, when, and who watched it, on which household televisions. Sadly, they will probably love us because we tend to leave the television on when we're doing things like household chores, and therefore our passive media consumption is truly abominable in scope.

They're going to get an inordinate amount of soccer on our TV diaries. We look forward to skewing their results with our strange watching habits.

2 comments:

chloe said...

That's cool! We got a thing in the mail about being a Nielsen family but we never bothered to respond to it. You'll have to tell us how it goes!

MeiMeiLn said...

I'm in awe. Keep us posted on your Neilson adventures.