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Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:40 PM

making the rounds on FB - don't turn off your Tv on inauguration day, leave it on but

on some channel not showing trumpenstein being sworn in:

"CALL TO ACTION: Don't turn off tv Inauguration Day!
DO NOT TURN OFF TV! Read on.
If you have cable or satellite TV, they keep track of who is watching what. Instead of turning your TV off that day, turn all your TVs on OTHER CHANNELS. Some suggestions would be:

The Science Channel
National Geographic
Discovery
Animal Planet
Comedy Central
or any channel not showing Drumpf

Here's the reason.
If 1000 households are watching TV that day:

400 or 40% are watching Drumpf.
600 or 60% are watching anything else.

With a boycott of 400, you have this:

400 or 67% are watching Drumpf
200 or 33% are watching anything else.

Suddenly, if we turn off the TVs, it looks like a large majority of viewers tuned into Drumpf. But if our TVs are tuned to other shows, the percentage drops.

For Drumpf, to have low ratings AND low percentage, it'll be a blow to his ego. Twitter will be hilarious.

Get it? Got it? Good."

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Reply making the rounds on FB - don't turn off your Tv on inauguration day, leave it on but (Original post)
msongs Jan 2017 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2017 #1
GP6971 Jan 2017 #2
3catwoman3 Jan 2017 #3
SCantiGOP Jan 2017 #4
jg10003 Jan 2017 #11
Goblinmonger Jan 2017 #49
ecstatic Jan 2017 #58
progressoid Jan 2017 #5
Jacob Boehme Jan 2017 #6
Afromania Jan 2017 #7
iluvtennis Jan 2017 #17
lapucelle Jan 2017 #29
CentralMass Jan 2017 #53
Ken Burch Jan 2017 #8
TeamPooka Jan 2017 #9
jg10003 Jan 2017 #12
Ghost of Tom Joad Jan 2017 #60
madamesilverspurs Jan 2017 #10
trc Jan 2017 #13
csziggy Jan 2017 #16
Doreen Jan 2017 #14
Feeling the Bern Jan 2017 #15
msongs Jan 2017 #18
barbtries Jan 2017 #19
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #40
barbtries Jan 2017 #43
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #45
barbtries Jan 2017 #47
C Moon Jan 2017 #20
sinkingfeeling Jan 2017 #21
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #22
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #41
HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #42
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #44
Vinca Jan 2017 #23
cwydro Jan 2017 #24
B2G Jan 2017 #25
progressoid Jan 2017 #32
spooky3 Jan 2017 #26
randr Jan 2017 #27
Mike Nelson Jan 2017 #28
old guy Jan 2017 #30
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #31
teezy Jan 2017 #33
FSogol Jan 2017 #34
cwydro Jan 2017 #38
niyad Jan 2017 #35
LeftInTX Jan 2017 #36
SticksnStones Jan 2017 #37
Sunlei Jan 2017 #39
Takket Jan 2017 #46
LAS14 Jan 2017 #48
Hudba Jan 2017 #50
chillfactor Jan 2017 #51
still_one Jan 2017 #52
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2017 #54
tazkcmo Jan 2017 #56
Historic NY Jan 2017 #55
cwydro Jan 2017 #61
blue cat Jan 2017 #57
Vinca Jan 2017 #59

Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:46 PM

1. Got it... will do!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:46 PM

2. We have the International Channels

so we'll be watching them

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:49 PM

3. Interesting idea. We have 4 TVs.

I will put them all on the Hallmark Channel for sappy, happy ending movies.

I will be working all day, and wouldn't watch even if I were home.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:05 AM

4. What? Are you serious?

Somebody, somehow knows if your TV is on and which channel? Don't think so.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:35 AM

11. If you have a cable box or a smart TV then "they" know what you are watching.

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Response to jg10003 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:27 PM

49. That's not how ratings and viewership are determined.

 

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:16 AM

58. Nowadays, DVR viewing, TV on demand, and online /app viewing is included in ratings.

It's no longer just those with Nielsen boxes.

How do I know? Because I've had to acknowledge those warnings on apps for u-verse, directv, and now back on Comcast/xfinity.

DVR viewing and on demand/online viewing only counts if you watch within a certain time frame (either 2 or 3 days).

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:12 AM

5. Are you part of the Neilson ratings family?

Unless you are streaming your TV via the internet, or are being tracked by a ratings company, this is probably a waste of time.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:16 AM

6. Personally.....

.... I'd rather watch feral cats fucking in the street than to watch tRump on a podium spewing his garbage.

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Response to Jacob Boehme (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:26 AM

7. oh boy

I'm using that the next time I have to do anything distasteful.

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Response to Jacob Boehme (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:44 AM

17. Me too. But don't forget the "We the People" Concert in Miami on Jan 20th...

...hopefully it'll be televised.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2016/12/23/democrats-plan-alternate-megaconcert-for-inauguration-day-n2263022

12/23/16

Democrats Plan Alternate Mega-Concert For Inauguration Day

While there are few actually confirmed details as of now, there's apparently a massive, star-studded "We The People" concert being planned for Miami on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration. The idea is to counter Trump's inauguration and garner higher television ratings than the swearing-in.

Rumored artists include Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Elton John.

continued at link...

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Response to Jacob Boehme (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:38 AM

29. Isn't that the one act Trump was able to book for the inaugural gala?

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Response to Jacob Boehme (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:32 AM

53. Actually, i think that they are one of the acts at the inaugural

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:27 AM

8. I recommend a comedy binge-watch.

 

If you have "On Demand", go back and forth between, say, Samantha Bee, Robot Chicken, John Oliver, @ Midnight, Daily Show reruns, Drunk History, and whatever else amuses you.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:32 AM

9. TCM - Turner Classic Movies is a good stop for your remote too. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:37 AM

12. TCM is the best thing on TV, IMHO

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Response to jg10003 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 01:55 PM

60. I'm with you

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:32 AM

10. Just for the sake of truthiness, it's not an inauguration.

It's a masturbatory trumpgasm.

Just wanted to clear that up.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:38 AM

13. ewwww

that trumpgasm is going to get cheezewhiz all over everything...that color never comes out in the wash, or the press for that matter

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:12 AM

16. Someone suggested "inorguration" for "ignore the inaguration'

I thought it could also be "ignoramus inaguration."

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:48 AM

14. Are there any Obama shows that day?

Or Clinton shows or Bernie shows? Talk about the networks picking up what people would rather watch!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:50 AM

15. I don't have American television in Asia. So it wouldn't matter what I did.

 

But. . .I don't think it will matter. Assfaced Shitgibbon has his apologists and his cheerleaders. They will polish that turd all day everyday.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:55 AM

18. well its not much I know but think of it as one small step for man...one giant step for..peoplekind

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:02 AM

19. i'll be in DC for the womens march the next day.

looking for attractions far from the inauguration to show to my granddaughter.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:05 PM

40. So jealous. Would love to be a part of this history, but sadly, I am working.

If you can please post pictures for those of us that can't be there will be great!

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:28 PM

43. i'll try

but will only have my phone and expect to be holding a sign. I'll definitely be taking some pictures.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:31 PM

45. Have fun, stay safe, and represent!

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:28 PM

47. thanks AgadorSparticus!

my plan exactly.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:23 AM

20. I'm in!!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 07:20 AM

21. Mine's always on ID, PBS, or the Food Channel anyway.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 07:51 AM

22. So watching Animal Planet is a protest but turning your tv off is not?

 

Leaving 4 tvs on with no one watching is how you get climate change folks

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:09 PM

41. Exaggerate much?? It's only for a couple hours. Don't turn that box on for another week if it makes

You feel THAT bad. I SELDOM turn my teevee on so y'all can use my hours.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:22 PM

42. Every little bit matters

 

Climate change is the biggest issue of our century

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:29 PM

44. I am not arguing about that at all. But there are other ways to

To fight climate change that will give us more bang for our buck. I just think we need to have louder voices in this matter if we want to see any lasting changes. And one of the best ways is to be visible with our wallets and what we give credence to (ratings DO matter).

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:02 AM

23. Great idea. He will definitely check the ratings.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:34 AM

24. Right. Some mysterious "they" is monitoring every tv in the US.

Sure.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:58 AM

25. That's not how ratings work. nt

 

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Response to B2G (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 11:28 AM

32. Forget it, they're rolling.

:large

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:17 AM

26. Tennis Channel--Aus Open should be on around then.

You can watch it when you wake up in a cold sweat after trying to block out thoughts of the next 4 years...

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:21 AM

27. Watch it, take notes of any sponsors, retaliate.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:28 AM

28. Nobody cares, unless...

...you are a Nielsen (ratings) family.



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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:44 AM

30. I don't have cable so I can't do this.

I suspect that even if nobody tuned in he would still get 70% ratings.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 11:05 AM

31. KNR

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:08 PM

33. I predict...

headlines like, "Most watched inauguration in American history" on Jan 21st. Or at least on Agent Orange's twitter.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:17 PM

34. Exhibit A in the case of "Misunderstanding how ratings work."

I rest my case, Your Honor

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Response to FSogol (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 03:06 PM

38. I know. This is just silly.

Wow, DU posters will be turning their tvs to a different channel, as well as turning tabloids back to front.

A brave group of resistance fighters, yessirree.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:31 PM

35. hallmark movies, and hallmark moves and mysteries is my choice.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:05 PM

36. If I watch my TV, it is streaming on my ROKU

Via my cable co app.

Does anyone know if viewership of specific cable channels can be determined via the streaming apps?

(I won't be watching the inauguration. I probably won't even be home. But I will put it on TCM if they can determine viewership)

My hubby's TV has a standard cable set box. I will turn his on and put it on something not inauguration related.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 03:05 PM

37. While tuning your channel away from the inorgaration (love that!) won't affect Nielsen numbers

Advertisers pay attention to more than just the Nielsen numbers.


And your cable company can absolutely tell what channel you're tuned to. The question is, do they do anything with that data and can we (the politically awake viewer) influence their actions by tuning in elsewhere.


http://www.ibtimes.com/tv-watching-you-back-comcast-nbcuniversal-data-sharing-plan-raises-privacy-questions-1926903

The change, which will take place at some point during the 2015-2016 broadcast season, promises to supercharge NBCUniversal’s newly announced “audience targeting platform,” or ATP, which combines viewer data from set-top boxes with third-party data about consumers’ behavior, purchase history and interests. Together these sources of information are a powerful indicator of what viewers like and dislike: Over the years, data brokers and retailers have amassed vast troves of information about our most intimate habits, while cable equipment has become more advanced at generating activity data about what shows people watch, when they watch them, and even how many people actually sit through the commercials.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 03:21 PM

39. I want to hear the boos and hecklers, there will be some at this republicans 'day'

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:57 PM

46. just leave the TV off

The amount of people that will...

1. Actually see this
2. Act on it after reading it

is statistically insignificant. and even if it wasn't and spread like wildfire the advertisers and networks would know the rating numbers are skewed by this protest and the data is simply going to be tossed out as an outlier. You won't effect anything by doing this, so just do what you personally want to do.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:52 PM

48. Any little thing to cheer us up.

Is there a hashtag for this?

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:28 AM

50. That's not how any of this works - Snopes

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:31 AM

51. I plan on watching any channel....

that does not have the orange one on.....most likely SyFy or Hallmark.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:32 AM

52. No problem here doing that. I cut them off on November 9th

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:35 AM

54. Leave your TV off entirely.

And keep it off for a week or so. See just how much you really miss it.

It's possible to watch a great number of things on the internet, so it's not as though you have to give up watching entirely.

I don't have a TV, haven't had one in over eight years now, and this is the fourth significant time in my life I've done without. I can't imagine ever having a TV again.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #54)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 03:09 AM

56. Me too.

Been almost 20 now for me. Plenty of interesting things to watch on the innertoobs. Just finished binge watching Cary Grant movies. Smooooooooooth hombre. I'm a straight male and would happily mother his children!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 02:52 AM

55. If it sounds like bullshit it usually is....

http://www.snopes.com/change-channel-on-inauguration/

However, a boycott scheme similar to the described above would likely not be very effective regardless if whether viewers had their televisions turned on, off, or changed to something other than Inauguration Day news coverage.

The largest stumbling block to this plan is the assumption that each individual's personal viewership affects a given television program's ratings. This simply isn't the case — unless, of course, that individual is a member of a "Nielsen family."

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #55)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 02:51 PM

61. Thank you.

Everyday I am more amazed at how gullible DUers are.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:46 AM

57. Got it!

Will do!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 01:32 PM

59. I want to flip back and watch the demonstrations though.

I'm betting the poo really hits the fan in DC on Friday.

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