I got a postcard a couple of weeks ago, saying that my ‘home had been selected to represent viewers in my community as part of the Nielsen TV Ratings!’
A couple of days later, the phone calls started – each time the Nielsen caller was surprised by my chatty phone message into thinking that I had answered the phone. None of them left a return number, but I googled Nielsen, found the number and called them back.
To give them the news that I don’t own a TV – and only occasionally will I watch a tennis match on television on my computer. The person who took my call sounded surprised, not to say astonished, that I really had been chosen and really was not going to be part of the Ratings.