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  •  Is that last part snark? (0+ / 0-)

    Statistical sampling is a science.  How do you think the unbiased polls with decent methodologies came so close to polling the presidential race?  You can certainly infer the preferences of 250M people with a sample of 10k if you do the sampling properly.  In fact 10k is a lot higher than most polling samples.

    I don't know how ratings agencies compile data on sets located in public places.  I'm guessing they just go by "households" and average it.

    First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

    by Cream Puff on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 12:19:56 PM PDT

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    •  Not a snark. I remember it well. (0+ / 0-)
      At one point after the 2nd season, DeLorenzo and Yoba briefly held out from filming in a bid to get more money. Head producer Dick Wolf played hardball and threatened to simply kill them off-screen in the 3rd season debut episode (in a fire) and replace them with two new detectives. http://www.imdb.com/...
       You think friends was a great show and deserved all that money?  NY Undercover was a better show whose actors deserved more money.  But their paycheck was considered "privileged" for being "given an opportunity" to act on a tv show.
      •  I've never seen NY Undercover (0+ / 0-)

        I'll take your word for it.  But I'm not sure what your point is.

        Is it that good shows are under-promoted and scrapped too quickly?  Sure.  30 Rock and Friday Night Lights fans will certainly agree with you.  But quality doesn't correlate very well with ratings, and ratings pay the bills.

        Friends was a wildly popular sitcom.  The high ratings allowed its actors to demand more money. Irrespective of whether they "deserved" it, their market value was higher.

        First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

        by Cream Puff on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 12:36:58 PM PDT

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