This comes from the Nielsen wire so it must be true. Although you’d have to wonder (and fear- how they figure out the political make-up of their audience.

Ever since the upside down in the political world, my viewing habits changed drastically too.

No, I didn’t watch the pundits before either, so that remained the same. But I had watched occasionally the Daily Show and the Colbert Report before – and dropped it with the first anti-Hillary joke.

So, now that I am thoroughly without a party, what would Nielsen make me as?

Cable Series:
Highest Bipartisan Engagement
Network Cable Series:
Highest Republican Engagement
Network Cable Series:
Highest Democrat Engagement
The Cleaner A&E South Park COMEDY The Colbert Report COMEDY
Real Housewives of Orange County BRAVO Cash Cab DSC Deadliest Catch DSC
The Next Food Network Star FOOD Damages FX Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX
HGTV Design Star HGTV Battle 360 HISTORY Ax Men HISTORY
Army Wives LIFE Doctor Who SCIFI Tin Man SCIFI
The Hills MTV The Bill Engval Show TBS My Boys TBS
What Not to Wear TLC Rock of Love With Bret Michaels VH1 I Love New York VH1
Saving Grace TNT
In Plain Sight USA

.The first conclusion:

There’s not a bipartisan bone in me as I don’t watch any of the shows in the first column.

There’s some affinity with the Republicans – really? Doctor Who? Why Republicans?

It’s one of my “do not miss” shows. And occasionally, depending on the mood, i’d check out a South Park. Some are very funny, some are obnoxious.

The Democratic list is very puzzling to me – except for Colbert, whom I abandoned.

I mean, I never heard of most of those shows. Except for Tin Man on Sci fi which i thoroughly enjoyed.

Well, it did air way before the race that changed everything, but what was so political about it?

For that matter what about Doctor Who?

Anyway. since I dedicated TV an entry in my blog, I might add Obama’s price list for coverage

The Obama campaign is putting a hefty price tag on the best camera and reporting positions for news organizations covering Barack Obama’s outdoor election night activities in downtown Chicago. If a reporter wants access to the file center–which will be the best place to find Obama officials and spokesmen–be prepared to write a check for $935. The cheapest place a reporter could stand on a riser with a view is $880.

This is an outrageous pay to play plan that caters to national elite outlets with deep pockets.

mmmm…Selling access – while still a candidate. One can only imagine what’s in store for them if they install him!

The other TV item is from EW, the Lorne Michaels interview re: Palin on SNL

What do you think Palin gained from her appearance?
I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she’s powerful. Her politics aren’t my politics. But you can see that she’s a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she’s had a huge impact. People connect to her.

Her first time out? Lorne, you slut, you so delude yourself!

Also of interest:

Why was her impending appearance kept so under wraps?
From the experience on the first show of last season. Hillary’s people had called to book the first show. This was in ’07. We said okay, because they called first. Then she bailed. Obama had called just after, and I had to say, no, they called first. Everybody wanted to release it, and I said, no, too many things can happen in a campaign. Then Obama was set for the first show this past season, and it got leaked by the campaign to, and we said, really? Because we don’t do that. Then the hurricane happened, and we looked foolish. There were a lot of press calls, and it didn’t happen. From that moment on I said I’m not doing anything until they’re in the building.

The Hurricane happened? Lorne, you didn’t look foolish on that one. Obama did. Even if the press kept mum on that (they would have savaged Palin for it, to be sure)