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Old 10-09-01, 06:06 PM
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Your 'Nielsen' top 10 as of now

So what is everyone's favorite show as of now?

Make your own 'Nielsen' list

Here is mine:

01. Frasier (NBC)
02. Friends (NBC)
03. Family Law (CBS)
04. King of Queens (CBS)
05. ER (NBC)
06. Will and Grace (NBC)
07. Inside Schwartz (NBC)
08. Just Shoot Me (NBC)
09. Yes, Dear (CBS)
10. Scrubs (NBC)

Looks like I watch NBC and CBS I only watch one show on ABC, which is the Practice. I don't watch anything on Fox, WB, or UPN as of now!
Old 10-09-01, 06:48 PM
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There's a contradiction in your post. You ask for favorite shows, but you want them called a 'Nielsen' list. As Nielsen Media Research rates viewership, not quality, there's a definite problem. I know what you mean, and I'm just being argumentative, but it would definitely be two different lists for me. My Nielsen list would be shows that don't take many chances, stick to a tried and true (read: old and boring) formula, and frequently either copy their predecessors or rehash their own materiel. My favorite list would likely contain 10 different shows. Nothing against Nielsen, but it measures quantity of viewers, and most people watching television don't want something good ... they want something simple. They work hard all day and don't want to have to think while being entertained. Not my personal choice, but I guess there's value to that desire.

My Nielsen list would then be pretty much exactly what yours is: entertaining shows, but nothing really special. (Nothing against you liking them ... you're certainly in the majority)

My 'Favorite' list of shows currently on the air would likely contain the following 10 shows, in no particular order (and trying to maintain balance between new and old shows, genre and mainstream, and neglecting variety shows):

The West Wing
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
Alias
Philly
The Family Guy
Farscape
The Invisible Man
South Park
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Note: I've left out HBO shows that aren't in season, mainly because they'd dominate my list if I named them all.

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1. Friends (NBC)
2. Will & Grace (NBC)
3. ER (NBC)
4. Band Of Brothers (HBO)
5. Frasier (NBC)
6. C.S.I. (CBS)
7. Crossing Jordan
8. Just Shoot Me (NBC)
9. Philly (ABC)
10. The Agency (CBS)
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das Monkey: I don't give a rats..... I said ' Nielsen ' I know what it is. I read the ratings every week. I said that because originally in my post I was going to do it with % by networks, etc but I got lazy. Besides saying "list your ten favorite shows so far" sounds very unoriginal.
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Originally posted by Eternia
das Monkey: I don't give a rats..... I said ' Nielsen ' I know what it is. I read the ratings every week. I said that because originally in my post I was going to do it with % by networks, etc but I got lazy. Besides saying "list your ten favorite shows so far" sounds very unoriginal.
I know ... I was just being a jackass, because some of the best shows on television don't appear very high on the Nielsens. Speaking of which, I forgot 'Once & Again' on my list.

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No Particular Order and only 5 that I stop what I'm doing to tune in.

Practice
West Wing
King of Queens
Everybody loves Raymond
Monday Night Football

I have to click between the last two on Monday Night
Old 10-09-01, 10:59 PM
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1. West Wing
2. 100 Centre Street
3 . CSI
4 . Alias
5 . Law and Order
6 . Law and Order SVU
7. Law and Order CI
8 . Scrubs
9 . Undeclared
10. Everybody Loves Raymond
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1. West Wing
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Farscape
4. Once and Again
5. Ed (I know it doesn't start till tomorrow)
4. Law and Order
5. CSI
6. Alias
7. Crossing Jordan
8. Angel
9. Buffy
10. The Mole 2
Old 10-09-01, 11:19 PM
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1) CSI
2) Simpsons
3) Survivor 3
4) Junkyard Wars

I think thats it.
Old 10-10-01, 01:47 AM
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The Nielsens - In a perfect world...

1. Buffy (UPN)
2. Gilmore Girls (WB)
3. West Wing (NBC)
4. Angel (WB)
5. Dark Angel (FOX)
6. Alias (ABC) / Crossing Jordan (NBC) (tie)
7. X-Files (FOX) / NYPD Blue (ABC) / The Simpsons (FOX) (3 way tie) (when they all finally air of course)
8. Enterprise (UPN)
9. Roswell (UPN)
10. Lexx (Sci-Fi)
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Farscape
NewsRadio(R)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Enterprise
Battlebots(R)
Band of Brothers
WWF Raw/WarZone
Andromeda
Extended Play
SClub 7 in Hollywood
Moolah Beach


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Old 10-10-01, 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by das Monkey


I know ... I was just being a jackass, because some of the best shows on television don't appear very high on the Nielsens. Speaking of which, I forgot 'Once & Again' on my list.

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I totally agree with you there. Some of the best shows end up canceled Or, they actually do appear on the Nielsens.... just way at the bottom! lol

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