We are frequently asked how fans of #Hannibal can help increase the ratings. Whereas watching the episodes live or by DVR within 3 days is crucial for the show’s Nielsen ratings, those viewings are measured only for Nielsen families. So if you’re not a Nielsen family,…
having worked for Nielsen, I just want everyone to know that it’s a common misconception that the ratings have anything to do with the shows themselves. the ratings have to do with who is watching the advertisements during the shows. that’s all they or the tv networks care about. if the people the tv networks want to watch and advertise to aren’t watching the show, the amount of viewers doesn’t matter. if you don’t fall into the desired demo bucket, your view is a waste.
(it is good to call out the Nielsen families here, though. if you know a Nielsen family or are part of one, it’s because you are the best average representation of your community. crazy stuff, huh?)
all content you know and love that’s not behind a paywall or a subscription service is beholden to advertising. but Nielsen is measuring online content too. and here’s a pretty decent breakdown of what matters.
Reblogging for the additional comments - I know first hand that countvonlamk knows what she’s talking about and I second it. Good for everyone to understand how this all really works.
2014 #56 - Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness - 2013 - Rated PG-13
Rating 4.5 of 5 stars
Also a re-watch. Again, also I know it’s not a favorite of everyone but I like it, so whatever. To me, it’s interesting to see the parallels being made, curious to see the twists and turns and yet getting to enjoy a new movie and not a shot-for-shot remake. More importantly it’s a movie I can watch with the wife and we both enjoy it (and it’s outside of her normal genre of films). I’ll just leave it at that.
2014 #55 - Star Trek
Star Trek - 2009 - Rated PG-13
Rating 4.5 of 5 stars
Re-watch (many times over by now). I actually liked it a lot, but I know many don’t. Using the rift in space to “kind of build a new story line with the same characters” is sort of brilliant in my book. A remake, but not a remake and having an explanation for it. From there it’s just a matter of enjoying the story and visual escape - nothing more.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
You have to be happy with you. If you are, then remember that and don’t let anyone bring you down. If you’re not, then try to change what is making you unhappy, for your own self, not because of someone else.
This is a personal reminder for me more than anything, but sharing just in case anyone else needs to hear it.