How Are TV Viewers Counted?

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TV viewers are counted in a number of ways. One of the most popular is the Nielson Ratings where they send a box to attach to a person's TV. It records what programs a person watches. Other ways include taking polls and surveys.
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There is the Nielson box, which logs what a television is watching and for how long. They also study DVR recordings, online purchases (like iTunes) and online streams (like Hulu)
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The best answer I could find was the bfi TV 100 list of all-time top British television programs. Here Fawlty Towers was number 1. See this web site for more details.
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I think most people are not fully conscious of or fully understand the purpose of television. They think it is an artistic endeavor like people writing novels in the 18th century.
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