Family Guy this week decided to tackle one of the sacred cows of the television industry, the one that dictates what the networks keep on the air and choose to cancel: the Nielsen ratings system.
"Ratings Guy" posits that Nielsen families are basically ruining TV by forcing networks to pander to the lowest-common denominator that they believe owns these boxes, creating extremely low-brow programming. Well, that’s at least what would happen if Peter Griffin got his hands on a Nielsen box or a hundred, giving him enough power to affect the content of television.
While the accusation may be somewhat flawed as a generality, it led to some great references to the TV business as a whole and the various programs out there. Read More...