mkiker2089 wrote:Conan's show won't reflect well in the ratings. The Nielson system uses a very small data base and always seems to skew towards network TV. The sampling size is around .02 percent and for some reason they usually only choose "nuclear families" with certain economic and religious backgrounds. They claim to be changing this however. In the past they said that with such a small sample they wanted to choose people who best represented the majority of viewers.
If Conan is to succeed his network will have to figure out his value in less traditional ways. While ratings are the foundation of that the reason is advertising revenue. If he can convince advertisers that he is worth the money he will be just fine. I think he can do that.
stypee wrote:...just take a look at how "Family Guy", which was canned twice by Fox now owns the network..
Dan Mancini wrote:stypee wrote:...just take a look at how "Family Guy", which was canned twice by Fox now owns the network..
That has less to do with how the Nielsens work than with Seth MacFarlane's various contractual agreements with Satan.
stypee wrote:There are no more risk takers..
Observer wrote:stypee wrote:There are no more risk takers..
You've apparently never seen Louie. Or if you want to stay on broadcast TV, Community. Both comedies take risks, and are unlike any show on television right now.
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