Television Household Ratings

Television Ratings - a comic strip about the television ratings
@freymind (1352)
Philippines
June 18, 2012 11:12am CST
I don't believe in what they call television or show ratings nowadays since the companies that are doing it is either owned by the same company that owns the network channels here or affiliated in some sort. It seems that there are a lot of people who are manipulating the ratings just to get ahead from the competition. I don't watch television in a daily basis only when there's a good movie in HBO or an interesting documentary in Nat Geo and Crime TV. What do you think about the television shows ratings? Do you think there is any truth to it or just plain hype?
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
19 Jun 12
There's no truth to tv ratings, they are over hyped just to get attention. Besides, their readings are not accurate at all because we might be on that particular channel, but we are not even watching it. So, the system is taking readings based on the channels being tuned to. Furthermore, if we were to switch off halfway through the show, would our rating remain in their system? All these are only known to tv companies. IF they are making profits, why are our subscriptions increasing every year?
• United States
19 Jun 12
Nope it's hype. Ratings mean nothing to anyone with a brain. I watch what I want to watch. I don't care if everyone in the world hates it, if I thought it was interesting I would watch it. I think the same thing goes for the internet. I have seen so many articles that proclaim this or that and it is a blatant lie. If you tell people others agree with it or like it or don't like it you can sway them your way. I make up my own mind I couldn't care less what others like. It's really hysterical, if there is a low rating on something or if it is an unpopular movie my husband and I say, yep we will probably like it ha ha. Movies, documentaries the same thing. I love docs most hate them. I absolutely love subtitles and watch most everything with closed captioning, most hate that, just a few examples.