I was under the impression they weren't allowed to say that they were? Hence even if one did know a Nielson family, you'd be unlikely to be told? (I'm unsure about this however)You need to be selected by Nielsen Media to affect the ratings, and I have never met anyone with a Nielsen box in my life. Is anyone on here a "Nielsen family"?
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Pretty sure if that was the case Retlaw that Fringe would be bringing in more viewers than American Idol, regardless of whether people were actually watching or not.
And American Idol , DWTS, Houswives, Shore, etc. are all MD projects under dummy corps. They call it project "Dumbing Down America".
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By the way, German guy, I'd suggest just downloading the episodes via torrents and then purchasing the dvd sets once they are available in your area (to support the show).
Fox (which does not produce the show) does not get any back-end such as DVD sales or international licensing, which is another reason why they are more likely to cancel the show if the live ratings are low.
Buying the DVDs supports Warner Bros.Television/Bad Robot's pockets, and they license the show to Fox at a relatively high price (for TV).
Nonetheless I own both seasons on blu-ray and watch them regularly.
Yep. Like I said above Warner Bros. Television/ Bad Robot (JJ's production company) makes the money.
If the show cost less to Fox or they had more back-end that would factor in more favorably for them not to lean towards canceling it.
(A la Family Guy when it was first canceled, did huge DVD sales, and Fox brought the show back, and is now a steady hit.)