I'm a TV addict. I LOVE TV. I think think that DVR is one of the greatest inventions in the history of...well, life. One of the key "must haves" when we select a cable provider is how many shows we can record at once. As frustrating as AT&T Uverse can be, it will let me record FOUR shows at once. How great is that?
This is where I will tell you that I am so obsessed with TV that it was a dream of mine to be a Nielsen family (I know you've heard of Nielsen ratings). Becoming a Nielsen home isn't something you sign up for. You are asked by Neilsen by chance only. So I guess it was pure luck in early 2012 I was asked to be a panelist. I was ecstatic!
Every August, I prepare my TV schedule. I need to know the return date and time that each of my returning shows. I also need to know when the new shows start. I spend a good 2 hours putting my spread sheet together. Yeah, you read that right, I have a spreadsheet.
I usually keep my spreadsheet to myself, but since I have this nifty blog, why not share it! Before, I share it, there are few things that you need to know about our TV habits.
1. We don't watch a lot of shows live. Only a few shows get watched "live" in my house. Mostly because we have a pre-schooler running around. Also because we do have to sleep and we can't watch every show, every night. So a lot of shows get watched the following nights and on the weekends.
2. We follow a strict three episode rule. If we try a new show (to us, not necessarily a new show for everyone) we will give it 3 episodes. If we aren't enjoying it, then it's done. No need to waste time on a show if we don't like it.
3. At the end of each year, I do cut shows off our list. Sometimes you have to make room for new shows and if the show season tended to stack up on the DVR because it wasn't a priority, there is a strong chance it's gonna get cut. It sounds brutal, but that's life. haha
Tomorrow, I will post my schedule along with information on each show. So stay tuned...