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With Any Luck Big Brother Will Save Good Television

I hate Nielsen ratings. The simple point of fact is that shows are given ‘ratings’ based on whatever bozo has been signed up and manages to keep it on them. I realize it’s a vocal minority to some extent, but the simple fact is that people often are excited for shows that are told to have lower ratings. Because sorry you may tell me that everyone in America is watching NCIS, but just because it’s on while grandma lays dying is not proof of those who actually care.

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