Growing up, I was always baffled by the Nielson ratings champs. I mean, did people really watch Knight Rider (besides my little brothers)? Or Charles in Charge? Or Hello Larry? Or that show with Emmanuel Lewis and Alex Karras as his dad? And what about the good shows nobody watched, from Hill Street Blues all the way down to Arrested Development? Who the hell are these "Nielsen families" anyway?
We are, that's who. At least for one week. For the first time in my life, I feel important.