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1. "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover."
Author: Al Franken
2. "It's a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long."
Author: Alfonso Cuaron
3. "She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card!"
Author: Andrew Card
4. "We're just dealing with the kind of warp and woof of television ratings."
Author: Andrew Heyward
5. "The more opportunities people have to experience television on different platforms, the more television they consume overall. So there actually has been a benefit, but the ratings have gone down. But we've seen kind of the horizontal benefit of this. And it remains a great, great promotion engine."
Author: Anne Sweeney
6. "There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of cellar gratings. It is the only tree that grows out of cement. It grows lushly . . . survives without sun, water, and seemingly without earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it."
Author: Betty Smith
7. "I've been doing TV for fourteen years, and I've always had a fascination with the political business side. It's ruled my life. Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live, who I work with, and how long I'll be doing that particular job."
Author: Charlotte Ross
8. "I love beating the men. When I beat 'em in the ratings, when I beat 'em in the salary, I always say, 'One more for the girls.'"
Author: Cristina Saralegui
9. "L.A. is so much about ratings and box office; that defines everything. And here, of course it's important, but it's not part of the culture - there's too much else going on in New York. They're not going to let one industry monopolize your attention, you know? You're likely to have best friends who are architects or newspaper reporters."
Author: Dylan Walsh
10. "Many of the people who consented to talk about their private lives in front of millions of television viewers would say that they were sharing their stories as a way to give comfort [to] fellow sufferers, to raise public awareness, to give a voice to their pain. None of them would ever admit that it was all about ratings and voyeurism and lurid, grotesque curiosity."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
11. "I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season. What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal, I don't want it."
Author: Flip Wilson
12. "The BBC must never be all about ratings - or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: 'Blue Planet,' 'Walking with Beasts,' 'Son of God,' 'Clocking Off,' 'The Way We Live Now,' 'Conspiracy,' 'Lost World.'"
Author: Gavyn Davies
13. "A description of Zaira as it is today should contain all Zaira's past. The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls."
Author: Italo Calvino
14. "In their eyes, Eve saw the wolf gleam. The story was the prey, ratings the trophy."
Author: J.D. Robb
15. "What might be good for ratings can be bad for the country. The hard-core partisans are self-segregating themselves into separate political realities. But the majority of Americans are starting to wake up to the game."
Author: John Avlon
16. "That test should not be about ratings. What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster delivers programmes that matter."
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
17. "Slow and steady wins the race. I feel like I know in my bones if we're doing a good job and continue to do a good job, the ratings will come."
Author: Julie Chen
18. "One can do a film and not work for six months, but on TV, you have to produce good content every week. It involves a lot of hard work, as one has to fight for ratings every week. But I have always got love from the audiences, be it during 'The Great Laughter Challenge' or 'Comedy Circus.'"
Author: Kapil Sharma
19. "For me, I never take a job thinking it's going to grab ratings or that it's even going to be a success. I don't. I just take the job because I love the character. Or I love the script. Maybe I love the director. But whatever I do, I never think about how it will do. That is not in my hands."
Author: Kate Del Castillo
20. "My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself."
Author: Kim Kardashian
21. "The 'here' of Watts is pastel houses with window gratings in curly patterns. 'Here' is yard sales with bins full of stuffed animals and used water guns. Here is Crips turf."
Author: Leslie Jamison
22. "The president is under 50 percent approval ratings in all the battleground states. So, you could say that President Obama is defying gravity by still being in a dead heat with Mitt Romney. And one of the reasons that he is, is because the changing face of the electorate are giving him a small boost."
Author: Mara Liasson
23. "This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason."
Author: Martin Bashir
24. "It seems the farther away we are from Hollywood, the better the ratings."
Author: Martin Milner
25. "Ratings agencies are the glue that ostensibly holds the entire financial industry together."
Author: Matt Taibbi
26. "And Annie showed me how ailanthus trees grow under subway and sewer gratings, stretching toward the sun, making shelter in the summer, she said, laughing, for the small dragons that live under the streets."
Author: Nancy Garden
27. "...the ratings agencies' problem was in being unable or uninterested in appreciating the distinction between risk and uncertainty."
Author: Nate Silver
28. "At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric, the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom, or the head of this giant international corporation that wants these ratings."
Author: Norman Lear
29. "We got ratings. It isn't that they won't quarrel with you, or say you're always right. But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are good and you're reasonable - I don't think we fought unreasonably. We basically won that right."
Author: Norman Lear
30. "I agree that it's a shame some books have to suffer ratings that clearly are invalid. However I can't think of a way to prevent it, and I didn't see any ideas in the thread either (I did skim though). I hope you'll appreciate that if we just start deleting ratings whenever we feel like it, that we've gone down a censorship road that doesn't take us to a good place."
Author: Otis Y. Chandler
31. "I would like at this moment to announce that I will be retiring from this program in two weeks' time because of poor ratings. Since this show is the only thing I had going for me in my life, I've decided to kill myself. I'm going to blow my brains out right on this program a week from today. So tune in next Tuesday. That should give the public relations people a week to promote the show. You ought to get a hell of a rating out of that. 50 share, easy."
Author: Paddy Chayefsky
32. "This was the story of Howard Beale: The first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings"
Author: Paddy Chayefsky
33. "You get in before sunrise and you get out after sunset and you go home, eat and collapse. While you're aware of the ratings, you aren't prepared for the response of the fans."
Author: Parker Stevenson
34. "Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others."
Author: Patrick J. Kennedy
35. "The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news."
Author: Peter McWilliams
36. "I think FoxNews ratings are a reliable guide to the attitudes of the American electorate."
Author: Reese Schonfeld
37. "I wondered if Olympus had gone to a commercial break, or if our ratings had been any good."
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "I received comments on how extraordinary it was that I could keep up speaking for exactly 45 minutes. Indeed, in an age of soundbites lasting some seconds and of quick quotes in the news, all those minutes do seem like an eternity, easy to get lost in. Yet, wait a moment. Television is not the only place where speeches are given. Some hundred thousand teachers teach every day. They all speak 45 minutes, more times a day. They have been doing this for years. Every teacher knows exactly when the time will be over and that by then his speech will need to come to a natural end. It is this tension that determines the success of a lesson. It is a sign of the times that we forget these daily achievements in education. A million students daily attend several ‘live' lectures and this in secondary education alone. These are high ratings!"
Author: Robbert Dijkgraaf
39. "Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?"
Author: Robert Byrd
40. "Because Hightower's problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh's, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying."
Author: Robert McChesney
41. "So that what you tend to see is someone like a Rush Limbaugh, he's the classic case because he's the most successful, he didn't sort of like come out of his mother's womb with the highest ratings in the country."
Author: Robert McChesney
42. "The visits Prime Minister Koizumi made to the Yasukuni Shrine, I believe, had nothing to do with approval ratings. He paid respects at the Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to the people of Japan who fought and lost their lives for the country and to pray for the peace of their souls."
Author: Shinzo Abe
43. "Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better."
Author: Ted Turner
44. "First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity."
Author: Thomas E. Mann
45. "We got great ratings and fan interest, and that's what management wanted."
Author: Trish Stratus
46. "Ok now--I don't read "all the time." Remember, that these ratings are over quite a while. I'll try to put in some comments over what I've been reading lately. I like Vince Flynn's spy/thrillers. Also, check out Umberto Eco's one "On Beauty"--not the precise title, but great art/comments. Also, Sophie's World if you like a pretty unusual story with philosophy mixed in."
Author: Umberto Eco
47. "I think that we shouldn't be fixated all the time on the ups and downs of the weekly ratings, of the quarter-hour ratings."
Author: Walter Isaacson
48. "No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted."
Author: Will Arnett
49. "When we get involved in the ratings, then we're doing the network's job. We need to focus on our work."
Author: William Petersen
50. "You want good ratings, you want people to like the show, you want to be appreciated for the hard work you put in. You don't always get it. Every show is not beloved."
Author: Yvette Nicole Brown

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