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Nielsen Ratings Woes: Pimp Your Favorite Low-Rated Show


Nielsen! The name drives fear into cult-favorite show aficionados and holds millions of TV fans at its mercy worldwide. It can kill a good show instantly or keep a plot-dead one going for years. If you've been enthralled by TV for any stretch of time, chances are it has broken your heart. So what's a hapless fan to do against such a behemoth? In reality, not much. You could always try to hack your way into Nielsen itself or hold a Nielsen family hostage for their TV, but those come with long-term prison sentences and chances are your new prison buddies aren't going to give you control of the remote any time soon.

Instead, I propose a Pimp Your Show alternative. It might not raise demos but it will give you a chance to persuade others to try your show. At the least, it gives you the opportunity to extol all of its virtues. Here are the rules:

1. The show must be currently on the air or returning in the 2013-2014 TV season. No cancelled shows please.
2. Only scripted shows please. No reality TV, although we may try that sometime later.
3. The show does not have to be in danger of cancellation but priority will be given to those which are.
4. The purpose is to persuade others to watch your show. Saying "IT'S THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!" over and over again won't help. In fact, triple exclamations and having all letters capitalized will probably work against you. Instead focus on why someone who doesn't watch the show should take their precious time to try it. Enthusiasm is only good when backed by details and thoughtful discourse.

Instead of having hundreds of people say the same things over and over and consequentally make people want to run from the show, please send your "Save Our Show" submissions to dahne@spoilerTV.com or fill in the form below. If you use the form, it is easier to cut and paste it in. I will take submissions for one week and then post the best from the shows we receive.


UPDATED TO ADD - This is not a popularity contest so there is no need for anyone to nominate their show multiple times with the same comment. I'm going to take the most thoughtful comments for each show nominated so all shows nominated will be represented. As long as the show fits the 4 rules, it will be in the article.

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