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NBC’s ‘Community’: Dan Harmon makes crack at Nielsen ratings Continue reading on Examiner.com NBC’s ’Community’: Dan Harmon makes crack at Nielsen ratings – National TV

By , June 20, 2011
Dan Harmon at Channel 101 in June 2007.

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Dan Harmon is trying to laugh about the ratings situation. Speaking with Deadline in a new interview, Harmon does recognize that the show pulls in low numbers — but also seems to believe that the ratings system is not entirely accurate:

“Nothing we really do works in terms of ratings. As far as critical respect goes, you can see a meteoric upward curve happening in the second season. If I only looked at our Nielsens, I wouldn’t even know that our show was on the air, much less if it was doing better or worse, because our audience is that small. The Nielsens were invented when television was splitting 200 million people three ways. Now, if somebody’s cat happens to turn on the TV, my numbers can double. It’s almost unrelated to what’s really happening.”

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