Neilson diary

@snowy22315 (45740)
United States
October 10, 2010 2:18pm CST
Have you ever filled out a diary about your TV viewing for the Niesen TV ratings? I just got a notification they will be sending a diary. I seem to get one every year. I don't mind filling them out as there is usually some kind of monetary reward for doing so.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
10 Oct 10
I did one about 13 years ago, the only thing I was sent for it was a $1 bill in the mail, I was surprised they would actually mail money in the mail. I filled it out fully with everything we watched in the main room, was surpried I never got anything else from them. I did enjoy it and would do it again, even if it was only for a buck, it was fun being a part of what's determined in staying on tv. Have fun, hope you get more than a $1.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
10 Oct 10
I have done several of these over the years, and ususally it is a 30.00 reward. My last was back in January. It was a bad week for TV, so I had to fill out a bunch of....I would usually watch, but a special was on instead.
@snowy22315 (45740)
• United States
10 Oct 10
I think that must have been atypo. I have never heard of anyone getting more than a 5.00 reward for doing the surveys. The awards are usually between one and three dollars. Doing the diary is not difficult you just have to remeber to mail it back.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Nope, not a typo. When I did the Nielsen last, with it was a $20 and a $10. It was for a two week period, and I had to fill it out for everyone in the family, for all of the TV's.
@AmbiePam (48709)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Yeah, my sister and brother-in-law for 40 bucks the last time they did it.
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I have several times and enjoy getting the money. I'm surprised that somebody only received $1 and I would have turned it down. Its a lot of work writing down what everybody watches in my house.
@AmbiePam (48709)
• United States
11 Oct 10
I've never gotten one, but I'd like to. I'd like for the shows that I watch to be counted in the ratings. My sister and brother-in-law get one. They fill it out, and of course the monetary compensation is a plus, even if it isn't much.
@ycanteye (770)
• United States
10 Oct 10
The last one I got was over 20yrs ago. I do other things on the 'puter for Neilson so I'm surprised I don't get them unless some of their screener surveys determine whether one is sent to certain people.