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Oprah Apologizes for Begging Nielsen Viewers to Tune into OWN (Desperate, unethical behavior...)
TV Guide ^ | 2/13/12 | Natalie Abrams

Posted on 02/13/2012 4:14:55 PM PST by jimbo123

Oprah Winfrey issued an apology on Monday for asking viewers with a Nielsen box to tune into OWN.

"Every1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box," she wrote via Twitter on Sunday, just as the Grammy Awards telecast began opposite Oprah's Next Chapter. She later added, "Commercial Grammy people..u can turn to OWN."

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; oprah; oprahfail; own
Discovery Networks could probably terminate their contract with Oprah because of this. Definitely a breach of contract on her end.
1 posted on 02/13/2012 4:15:02 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

But but she said she was sorry


2 posted on 02/13/2012 4:19:22 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jimbo123

That could be a multi-million dollar fine for Discovery.

Ouch.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jimbo123

Who would ever miss the Rosie show?/s


4 posted on 02/13/2012 4:23:58 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: jimbo123
"Definitely a breach of contract on her end."

Really?

How did you end up with information about the contents of a private contract?

5 posted on 02/13/2012 4:25:46 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Jonty30

Manipulation of Nielsen ratings is a serious matter.

Oprah’s largest advertisers including Procter and Gamble are furious with Oprah over the OWN debacle and this stunt will make things worse.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 4:27:27 PM PST by jimbo123
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Nielsen’s been bugging the crap out of me lately, dozens of phone calls, crap in the mail etc. I informed them that I’d provide consulting services to them for $150 per hour, with a 3 hour minimum, payable in advance, and they’ve finally gone away. Guess they just don’t care about my opinion!


7 posted on 02/13/2012 4:29:38 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jimbo123

There should be a network for formerly important media personalities. Each could have their own show.

I would nominate the following to have shows on this Jumped the Shark festival:

Oprah
Beck
Coulter
Drudge
Trump
Rove


8 posted on 02/13/2012 4:32:44 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: jimbo123

the ratings are used toilet tissue. They compete with Current and RFD


9 posted on 02/13/2012 4:34:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimbo123

It probably won’t, but something like this could cause the FCC to decide not to renew Discovery’s license when it comes up for renewal.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 4:36:25 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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You know things are bad at the OWN when her “Friend” Gayle King leaves it for someplace else..


11 posted on 02/13/2012 4:38:49 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: GeronL

Flashback:

P&G Signs Ad Deal With Winfrey Network

APRIL 22, 2010

Procter & Gamble Co. signed an advertising pact valued at more than $100 million with the Oprah Winfrey Network, according to people familiar with the matter, as the television-ad market continues to strengthen.

P&G’s deal with OWN spans three years, following the network’s planned debut next January, the people said.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704133804575197952472441156.html


12 posted on 02/13/2012 4:39:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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We were a Neilsen family..It was a pain to me.. The way they pick the people for Neilsen they had maps and went to a certain house in that area and then called ask if you wanted to be a Neilsen member then they send a couple of people to explain the set up and what we could or could not do or say..You are never to tell anyone you are a member of Neilson family not until it was over..It is a pain that is all I can say..My husband is the one that said we would do it,I knew nothing about it until the people showed up at the house..Thereis plenty you go through including calling them toilet them know you will be out of town and how many days..let them know if you add any other things like TV radios etc..They even come to your house to check and see if you have added anything.. As for Oprah Never watched the show when we were with Neilsen and I would not watch her new network..
13 posted on 02/13/2012 4:52:20 PM PST by PLD
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To: jimbo123
Harpo is JAF0V...
14 posted on 02/13/2012 5:01:27 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PLD

I know you meant to say “to let” instead of “toilet” but toilet sounds like an accurate description of Nielsen.

They sound like an intrusive pain in the butt.

Thank-you for posting.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 5:06:57 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: KevinDavis

..... bad at the OWN when her “Friend” Gayle King leaves it for someplace else.....

Time to come out of the closet, girls.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 5:14:10 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: PLD
Thereis plenty you go through including calling them toilet

You called them "toilet", "outhouse", "john", etc?

17 posted on 02/13/2012 5:17:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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I hope you people realize that if you don't watch OWN it means you are a racist.

No, really

18 posted on 02/13/2012 5:29:11 PM PST by Robwin
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To: jimbo123

I wish I had a Nielsen box so it could record that I have never watched anything on OWN.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 5:40:51 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: bigbob

I have hung up twice this past couple of weeks on someone that wants me to answer some questions....I don’t talk to faceless machines about my opinions...all robo calls....


20 posted on 02/13/2012 5:51:18 PM PST by goat granny
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation; jimbo123

great freudian slip of the keyboard.....:O)


21 posted on 02/13/2012 5:54:30 PM PST by goat granny
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To: jimbo123

P&G probably wants their money back, if they had brains


22 posted on 02/13/2012 7:23:54 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

P&G announced that is laying off a ton of their marketing people and moving away from reckless spending in TV in the future. The Oprah TV debacle was $100 million dollars in TV advertising paid for by P&G shareholders that went down the drain.

P&G marketing layoffs new sign of the times, expert says

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-pg-layoffs-expert.html


23 posted on 02/14/2012 4:19:35 AM PST by jimbo123
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Here's an idea Oprah, ask your pal Barack to issue new boxes to his friends so they will tune in and pad your numbers.
24 posted on 02/14/2012 4:28:24 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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lol.

They got what they deserve


25 posted on 02/14/2012 6:05:04 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jonty30

There is no FCC license involved since this is a cable network. Only over the air broadcasts need FCC licenses.

It is an attempt to defraud advertisers and has the possibility to kill OWN. Ad rates are largely set based on ratings.


26 posted on 02/14/2012 6:15:18 AM PST by MediaMole
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