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NIELSEN RATINGS
Tampa, FL
320 calls reported from this number. According to 63 reports the identity of this caller is NIELSEN RATINGS
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[not shown][not shown]2008-01-14
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163 Comments

June 9th, 2014   TN

The 01/15/14 note from Missouri is totally WRONG! This is a legitimate business. I got a post card from them a few days ago saying they would call me. Only problem I have is they don't know how to use an answering machine. They are a LEGITIMATE company contrary to that
01/15/14 note. They might be a pain but they are NOT a scam caller!

April 21st, 2014   NY

Very annoying. Several calls a day. Spoke to someone twice and told them not interested take off list!!!

January 21st, 2014 JOAN LAMMERS NY

I WOULD APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH IF YOUR COMPANY WOULD PLEASE STOP CALLING ME. THANKYOU. JOAN LAMMERS

January 15th, 2014 Mom MO

This is NOT and I repeat NOT Neilsen ratings!!! It makes me so mad that people who "pretend" to be from them get on these sites and claim to be representing and in defense of the corp. it boils down to this: They are paid to say they are someone they are not by unnamed dummy corps that go to lengths you could not believe to stay hidden, moving all the time using new phone numbers with the same fervor as a germiphobe washes their hands! I am as of this date $28,654.14 invested in attorney's fees, phone calls, certified letters, and other companies who dig in the dirt that unscrupulous businesses use to misrepresent themselves with elderly, disabled and terminally ill patients, such as myself and prey upon the weak and uninformed. Knowledge is power and you have to stay one step ahead of these low-life's. I use them term loosely and with more consideration than they deserve!
ANYONE can purchase the software necessary to become someone on your caller ID that they chose to make you believe. My contact info was sold through a slimy college student at a teaching university where I am receiving treatments for cancer who was pretty tech savvy and accessed the data files on all of the patients with insurance companies who paid much better than federal and state funded government programs. YOU are RIGHT! IT is illegal and it is happening to someone else as I type this. I hope to take out as many slime balls as I can before I am through fighting for my life. At least I won't have just rolled over and let it happen and not try to fight. Good luck to you all and keep on the look out for this kind of problem. Together we all learn from each other and get smarter and stronger.

August 16th, 2013 Sarah WA

They have called a total of 4 times this week! 3 of those calls was today alone! Lets see if they call again....I've heard about Nielson TV on Family Guy, and it's a waste of time! We are on the DO NOT CALL list! They need to quit harassing us! This is ridiculous!

July 31st, 2013 Craig ME

They called at 8:28PM and I didn't happen to be home so they got to talk to my voice mail. I listened to the short recording of a lady who seemed confused. Apparently their system took my outgoing message as a real person and transferred the call to her. From what I gathered from her brief message, she was doing a survey. Past experience with this company would indicate that it was likely a survey about TV. I dropped cable almost two years ago with the idea of going to a satellite provider. I found that I didn't miss TV at all nor did I miss the massive amount of commercials and never have reconnected. If Nielson wants to call and talk to my voice mail then I can do the single finger delete. It's good exercise and does provide some satisfaction.

June 11th, 2013 Traci WA

How do I get these people from calling me? They call every day.

June 10th, 2013 Eden CT

They keep calling, even though they have been asked several times to remove our number from their list

May 31st, 2013 Jane TX

So, every time we answer a survey, or sign up for a sweepstakes, or donate money to whatever cause, our numbers get sold to everyone under the scamming sun? I have gone through my bank accounts, credit cards, and other "membership" sites and found the privacy section. I check off the do not let 3rd party subsidiaries call me or send me mail, or e-mails. And from now on, I am going to give out the phone number of the any police department when asked for a number. (Just kidding... even I can't be that cruel. I will give them my fax number)

May 31st, 2013 Jane TX

They call everyday! Leave me the eff alone! I barely watch TV as it is!

February 15th, 2013 Anonymous VA

This company calls and calls and calls....UNTIL you do something about it. I just called 1-800-336-6434 and had to do it twice and the second time I actually got a really nice living breathing person. I asked him politely to remove us from the list and he did. Thats all it takes. The phone call that actually prompted THIS call was from a loud female who started talking so fast it took me two times to cut her off. I had to get rude with her and she sounded all sad and dejected after I told her to stop calling. I would HATE to have her job. But anyway, if you want them to stop calling, thats all you have to do.

January 28th, 2013 Robin TX

I did not answer.

January 24th, 2013 Jerry TN

Nielsen Media or Nielsen Ratings has no business knowing what i watch on tv or what brand i use or where i shop. And their survey was unsolictited. My number is listed in the national do not call database so therefore they have no business whatsoever contacting me. These people are criminals who break the law and the law should do something about it.

January 23rd, 2013 Julia Hall OK

No matter what time they call, which is quite regular, they hang-up, whether I answer or let answering machine get the call.

January 8th, 2013 Sherry

This is Nielsen Media or Nielsen Ratings. They are calling to find out what you watch on TV mostly. They will also ask questions about other things like your shopping habits and brand preferences. As for some of the comments below that say this number-813-366-9800 is not Nielsen, you are mistaken. One person said it was a company pretending to be Nielsen who were actually a debt collection agency, but they called from 800-366-9800. While the numbers are similar, they are not the same. I have no doubt that debt collectors would use this tactic to get you on the phone to attempt to get some money from you, but that's not Nielsen's fault. Also, those people that said this could not be Nielsen because their company headquarters are in New York, you are also mistaken. Nielsen is a GLOBAL multi-billion dollar company. This phone number is from their offices in Tampa, Florida. If you don't want to answer their questions, just block them or call the toll-free number 1-800-336-6434 and ask to be removed from the call list.

November 12th, 2012 Mark IA

This is NOT Nielson, it is a debt collection service using a spoof through Pacific Telecommunications in California to spoof the Nielson caller ID. 800-366-9800 is a number that is registered to Pacific Telecom and they sell the number to spammers, bill collectors and worse to use to spoof caller ID modules. It happened to me (they were actually calling for the couple who had my phone number before me... they hung up when they found out it wasn't them...) and here is an article from Wikipedia saying it happened to more than 50,000 other people; "In June 2012 a search on Google returned nearly 50,000 consumer complaints by individuals receiving multiple continuing spoofed VOIP calls on lines leased / originating from “Pacific Telecom Communications Group” located in Los Angeles, CA (in a mailbox store) in apparent violation of the FCC. Companies such as these lease out thousands of phone numbers to anonymous voice mail providers who in combination with dubious companies like “Phone Broadcast Club” (who do the actual spoofing) allow phone spam to become a greater and greater problem, if not huge at this point."

November 4th, 2012 Rhonda TN

Received calls from this number. Caller ID says Nielsen TV Ratings. I wasn't interested in the survey and blocked calls from that number. Then, we started getting calls from them as an unknown name/number. My husband answered and told them we weren't interested in participating last night (SATURDAY night) and they called again SUNDAY morning! I told them I wasn't interested in participating and was really getting annoyed by this time. As others have suggested, I called 1-800-336-6434 and asked to be removed from their call list. Lady said my number would be removed. Will see. I am also in the Do Not Call Registry.

November 3rd, 2012 Annoyed3 GA

Caller Nielsen TV Rating? If true, how did they get everyone's phone numbers? What private business gave it to them? If you don't want the sharing of customer data,
Opt out of disclosures. Many Companies do not disclose who their 3rd parties are...
If it was Nielsen, they called at least 11 times? Why? Rather than cold calling customers, Internet providers, in order to market to its customers, are putting specific software on home computers and can even see what brand of TV Americans use! No respect for customes--FTC knows about what type of information is being gathered. Data is gathered in the name of the economy.

October 3rd, 2012 Susan IN

I called Nielsen Ratings and told them to take my phone off their list!!!! # 800 336 6434. Everyone receiving a call from the above # 813 366 9800 should call the 800 #.

August 27th, 2012 Sparrow

Got calls from this number eveyday and no messages.

June 23rd, 2012 joelle adams

They have called EVERY night for a week without leaving a message. That's the last time I fill out a survey for $1.

June 16th, 2012 kevin AZ

i'm with verizon and for alot of people this might work good for you.Under your security settings set it where only"contacts only" can ring your phone.What is so good about this is the fact that if someone calls you from a phone# that is not stored in your cell phone the person will be directed to your voice mail and if it's someone really legit really needing to talk to you they'll leave a message and your phone will notify you that a voice mail was left,whats better is the fact that your phone doesn't even ring when the idiots call and most likely they won't leave a voice mail anyway,so far i've reduced unwanted calls on my unlisted cell phone to zero"0".Just set your incoming calls to "contacts" and leave outgoing and messaging set to "allow all".works for me!.Again this blocking feature works on the device it self and anyone calling from whatever nuumber can atleast leave a voice mail message instead of ringing your cell phone device like grand central station.By the way,even by my cell phone not ringing it will log calls that were blocked and i can quickly check that on my cell phone just to see if it's a number i might reconize,but i only check that at the end of the day.
kevin from: sierra vista,arizona

June 11th, 2012 JJ KY

Nielson Ratings keeps calling, I am on a no-call list and they will not stop. I have asked them 6 times that I answered the call to quit calling. They have called twice a day for over 2 weeks.

May 26th, 2012 Guy NY

No message left on the machine.

April 13th, 2012 shellie WA

I didnt answer it, but first it showed as Nielson on the caller id and then 4 hours later it showed up as unknown number and then called 30 minutes later with same unknown number on caller id, but same 813-366-9800 all times.

February 10th, 2012 Liz NC

This is not a telemarketer. It is Neilson tv ratings. So far they have paid me $35 just for answering my phone and filing out a card for them. If you get the opportunity to use the I highly recommend it.

October 27th, 2011 kat

i keep getting calls from this number and i'm getting over my 3rd open-heart surgery so i took my answering machine and where i record my message i just made it dead silence now when they call and answering machine kicks on they hang right up, all my friends still knows that if the recorder kicks on they can still leave me a message and i will get it....what were calls from this company have gone from 6 a-day down to 2or 3 a week

May 23rd, 2011 Jim AZ

This is Nielsen TV Ratings, probably asking if you would like to participate or following up on the rating package sent out to your home.

February 3rd, 2011 Samantha FL

This company, Nielsen Media, has called my house every day and night for the past week. I finally picked up the phone, mad as hell that they have invaded my privacy and do not call registry, and told the woman on the other end that she had better not call this number again...and she said "Mam, this call is recorded". You know that is really chutzpah! To call my home and then make it seem that I am the intruder! I just wish I could have reached through that phone and slapped her! I know she's an employee, but anyone who would take a job interrupting people's lives for their own private agenda has to be nuts!. Nielsen you should observe the DO NOT CALL registgry!

February 1st, 2011 Jim NM

I called 800 336 6434 and they said my number would be removed within 24 hours. Thank you for posting the number for removal.

January 28th, 2011 TX TX

We never answered any mail, phone calls, or survey or showed any interest, yet they call several times a day. Might be scammers phishing for a live line, faking their number, and using the Neilson name...

December 17th, 2010 SD NV

What is the point of being on "the do not call list" if scum like this can still get your number and call? I never received anything in the mail for Nielsen TV Rating and if I had I wouldn't have mailed it back. Anyone that works for this so called company or as a Telemarketer I would like to inform you that you are the lowest of the low. And you should expect to get chewed out for what you do because believe it or not WE DON'T WANT YOU CALLING US WITH THIS CRAP! They are calling me on my home phone I use for business at all hours of the night and I am SICK OF IT!

November 2nd, 2010 call them back NE

You can call neilsen ratings back at 800 336 6434. I called to have my number removed.

October 17th, 2010 JP FL

no one on the other end, hung up

October 3rd, 2010 ernestina

this rating go's for a three are four times a day caller must really need my rating or there might be three are four phone lines they need a rating from...enjoy the ride....

September 26th, 2010 Selina TX

They called me like at 11:34 AM today and when I answered some man told me they were Nielson T.V ratings. I told him I wasnt interested but he kept talking as if he didnt hear me so I just hung up. I never sent in a questionaire nor did I say I was intersted in their study. They have been calling me for 2 weeks now & this is the first time I've heard of this nielson Ratings. So I dont know what they want since I've never had any contact with them.

July 10th, 2010 JD TX

I called the number listed by Nielson Friend and had my name removed. Hopefully they will stop calling

June 17th, 2010 ETL PA

I've been getting called by this number at least once a day for a couple of weeks. I had received a postcard in the mail saying that Nielsen Ratings would be calling me. Then they did (with their name on the CID), and I told them I did not wish to participate now or ever. Since then the same number, with "unknown" in the CID now, still calls me once or twice a day. I just double-click the phone to disconnect the call, and I may report them as a DNC violation if it keeps up much longer.

May 3rd, 2010 amy IN

I called the 1-800 number listed to remove my home business phone. The person
(who barely spoke English) starting arguing with me and telling me that my number was on a residential list. I repeated quite emphatically that it was my business number and to please remove it. The person said it would be removed in 24-48 hours. We will see.

May 3rd, 2010 wutang WI

yes, this is nielsen t.v. ratings, they will only call you after you send them back a questionaire (that for me, included $2.00 cash) and telling them you are interested in doing their t.v. study. They will then call the phone number that you gave them on the questionaire you sent back, just basically verifying the info you provided to them on the questionaire. Then on this phone call you will be getting from them, they will then ask you if you still are willing to participate in their ratings study and if you say "yes", They will send you diaries to conduct the study at home along with cash, for me they sent me $30.00. Hey, why not?, it is a free $32.00! For those complaining about these calls, either you, or someone that knows your info and is trying to pull a prank on you, sent this questionaire back to the company telling them you are interested, if not then how could they possibly get your phone number? - Think about. Or just do like me and say yeah, sure, I could use an extra $30.00 ! and just do the stupid study for them. How can anyone pass up a chance to get $30.00 cash in the mail?!!

April 30th, 2010 KIRK FL

DON'T KNOW IF LEAVE MESSAGE OR NOT. SINCE THEY STARTED CALLING DON'T EVEN ANSWER THE PHONE JUST LET IT RING FOR VOICE MAIL TO PICK IT UP. SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. WE ARE ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST AS IF THAT MEANS ANYTHING.

April 5th, 2010 pissed off

It is amazing to me, that even with my phone number being on the "National Do Not Call" registry, how many "unknown name' and unsolicited calls still come in. This one 813-366-9800 came up "Unknown Name" and the message left was only "clicking sounds" for about 10 seconds. Annoying!

March 27th, 2010 Norm FL

Why does the phone company allow "unknown name" "Unknown number"
when we pay for Caller ID?

February 11th, 2010 mike and liz NV

this is our cell phone 813-3669 without the 1 or 800 , people call 24 7 saying is this nielsen ratings we say nooooooo. what number are you calling and its a florida /verizon phone , we have sprint provider and our area code is 702 we are out in vegas, we had boooooooooocoooooooooooos of hangup today and its driving us nuts filing complaint with fcc.

February 4th, 2010 Mark

I don't remember what I did to get on Nielsen's list. But they call me too. I actually called them back and took a quick survey. Twice a year, they send me books to record what I watch on TV for a particular week. They give you $30.00 for participating and it gives you a chance to help out your favorite TV shows. 30 bucks isn't much money, but I participate because I want my favorite shows to have higher ratings.

January 23rd, 2010 Betty MO

We received a call from Nielson also. We are on the Missouri no call list, so how did they get through? Guess that it doesn't work!!

January 21st, 2010 David

The people that do the TV ratings are called The Nielsen Company, not Nielsen Ratings. Their office is in New York. The phone number I've been called from for "Nielsen Ratings" is in a Florida Area code. I do beleive there is some scam work going on, not sure how the 5 dollars ties in though

January 19th, 2010 Chris FL

They called, I didn't answer and found this website instead. They have previously sent a package with $5 cash in it to me to fill out a form and send it back so it is likely related to that (I did send it in and kept the moolah). From what I have seen below, I don't think they run an effective marketing campaign. It appears that the only people that would answer would be naive people who don't screen calls - and this is what sets advertising rates on tv! No wonder this country is going down the drain - our commercials are directed towards idiots, the smart people are skeptical!

January 8th, 2010 Bill Brewer

Sure wish to hell they would stop calling me. I have tried to phone this number to ask to be put on their "do not call" list but cannot get connected.

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October 14th, 2009 P.S.

We are getting calls from Neilson Ratings about every day and want it to stop. We answered and told them no more calls but that didn't help. So I called 1-800-339-6436 and actually got a real person! She tried to talk me into doing a survey, I told her no I just wanted my number removed from their list. She took my number and said she would remove it.

October 3rd, 2009 navygirl TX

By the way, my mother was tapped by Nielsen last year to record her TV watching habits. They not only left her a message, they also mailed her a packet to participate. Whoever this is does not seem legit. If they keep asking you to call other numbers, don't do it. It could be a scam to charge calls to your phone number. Check your phone bills if you were duped into making separate calls. I used to work for AT&T wireless. This was a common scam even 10 years ago.

October 3rd, 2009 navygirl TX

Received a call from 'NIELSEN RATINGS' 813-366-9800, but I did not answer. No message left. I logged into my online voice over IP account (VOIP) and put them on my call block list. We'll see what happens.

July 23rd, 2009 Anon

They're still calling, left a message today on my machine though to tell me that I would be finishing with my diary on Wednesday...they seem to think they sent me a diary where I was supposed to be documenting my television watching habits. Funny, never got anything from them...well, except for too many phones calls to count!

July 6th, 2009 ELI TX

7 1 09 received a call from, he said, Neilsen Ratings. 813-366-9800 I told him I was not interested and I hung up!

July 2nd, 2009 Anon

They call me between two and five times every day. They never leave a message on my answering machine. You'd think after a month of getting just my answering machine every single time they call they'd get a clue and stop calling!

July 1st, 2009 MMR OH

Kapow in the face, Nielsen Ratings. You dial my home hoping to use my time to help you make money. I don't pick up the phone. You dial my home several days in a row, while I'm trying to get some work done, so I block your calls with my phone's handy-dandy block feature. But still the calls come in, ringing once before the block program stops it. To stop the interruptions, I decide to get my name taken off the list.

The caller ID reads 813-366-9800. When I dial the number, I get a recording telling me to call 813-366-6434.

At that number, I get another recording, telling me to dial 813-366-3000.

At that number, someone finally answers, the same Southern male voice as on the recording. I tell him I want to stop the calls to my home. He tells me to dial 813-237-8611. I tell him I have dialed three numbers already and I will dial no more. He says that's the number I have to call. I sputter and say, "You guys... run a low-class operation." He says he's sorry I feel that way, but that's the only way he can help me. I hang up without responding.

I take a deep breath and dial the fourth number. Beee-boo-bop. "This is a nonworking number."

Assholes.

June 3rd, 2009 Janice TX

I called the phone # on the Caller ID and got a recorded message, which included a toll-free # for obtaining further info. I called the toll-free # and requested that my phone # be removed from the Nielson calling List. After only a little hassle, the lady said she would remove my # "immediately". (We'll see........... At least, she was very polite.) The TOLL-FREE # is (800) 336-6434.

April 25th, 2009 unknown AZ

Didn't answr - no msg.

April 21st, 2009 RB

4/16/2009 8:33pm, Caller very polite and said he was with the Nielson Ratings and asked if I would like to participate in television viewing for one week. Asked if he had the correct address as to where to mail. Before sending me the survey he needed to get demographics. Age bracket (how many over 18 for number of surveys to send), race, if I had cable, dvr, income (refused to disclose). Said the information would be received in the next couple of days to start the survey on Wednesday (tomorrow). Have not received anything.

April 15th, 2009 tim WY

I just treat these kind of calls a being on MY DO NOT ANSWER LIST. If these kind of call center is not going to read the do not call list or claim they are exempt so be it. I can deal with the 4 rings and letting my answering machine take over.

April 13th, 2009 alissa

Be careful - when you cash the check they will have your cking account number!!!!!! when you endorse on the back...becareful a scam

April 6th, 2009 stan CO

Receiving numerous calls from this number, started every night around 8 pm, now get them all day long, no one on the other end. Reported to cell phone carrier.

April 5th, 2009 Jen CA

I have received 3 phone calls from this number. One at 7am. No one is ever on the other line. When I say, Hello, no one answers.

March 23rd, 2009 jm CO

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March 21st, 2009 Brandy NH

This company does not ever leave a message. I have not picked up the phone because I screen my calls. They have called beyond normal hours a company should call. One time they called at 9:34pm on a weeknight - unacceptable to me!!!! I am usually in bed and that is NOT OK to be woken up by a phone call from some company I haven't ever heard of!!! I have reported them and reported the time they called as it's passed acceptable/lawful times!

March 14th, 2009 Dogsayswoof

These people are really unbelievable! They called me all hours of the night, (once at 11:15pm). When I picked up their calls I would get a dead line then they would call again an hour later and I would get the dead line again. This went on several times a night for weeks. Finally I got an customer representative and I asked her very politely to remove me from their calling list. She argued and I just kept repeating my mantra in a clam and relaxed tone. Usually this works but this just infuriated the representative and she started to personally attack my intelligence and then she made the mistake of threatening me. I admit I lost it at this point and there were words thrown and voices raised on both ends. I'm not proud of my behavior but low and behold it worked. She hung up and I haven't had a single call since. The Nelson Ratings company is rude, inconsiderate and at least one of their employee's have anger management issues. Shame on this company for their unprofessional behavior!

March 10th, 2009 Treasa TX

I got a call from these ppl back in jan 2009 and just last week i got their survey in the mail with $5.00. The think is i never took their on the phone survey cause when they called i told them i couldnt talk that i had a kid that was crying and hung up and so i am wondering how they got my home address when i have a unlisted number. My name isnt even in the phone book but they can get my home address. well now starting today i have recieved 4 calls from them starting at 9:13am. I have each time told them that i am not interested and to take me off their do not call list and its like it goes in one ear and out the other cause after i am done and go to say have a nice day they start asking me how many tvs i have in my home and if their is children in the household. i hang up on them and dang if they dont call back later and ask the same thing. And the $5.00 they sent me i had our local shariff take the money to the bank to see if it was counterfit cause i didnt know who this company is. I just told the shariff that if it wasnt counterfit he could keep it for his troubles but if it was i gave him the stuff they sent me in the mail so that something could be done about it. I just wonder how many more times i have to tell them to quit calling and its non of their business how and if there are any kids in my home.

March 6th, 2009 ex-researcher DC

Research companies are exempt from the do not call list. I used to work for 2 different research companies & one being Nielsen. It is like a sales job where you are required to call a certain amount of households per hour and they don't count dialed numbers, they only count actual call contacts. So a researcher would have to call about 100 phone numbers per hour just to get 5 or 6 interested participants and then you can't be slow about the collection of data either. The hardest part is that most people think you're a telemarketer and do mean things like say they're going to get someone and then never come back. They feel better but you get in trouble since you didn't meet you hh/hr requirement. So keep this in mind for both those looking for work and those receiving research co calls.

I participated in this survey (since I'm sympathetic) and received $15. Cool now participants get paid, nice incentive.

March 6th, 2009 Cris VA

Answered the phone yesterday.. told them not interested, do not call again.

They called 6 times today, I let the phone ring but they didn't leave a message on all six calls.

I called them, they gave me an 800 number to call... they said they'll get me off their list.

My point is this: why didn't they just stop calling me after I told the "researcher" the first time! Do they have more rights to my phone than I do? This company, NIELSEN RATINGS should not be exempt from the do not call list, they are actually worst than telemarketers! I think that they are putting out bad data anyway, they don't really listen.... I distintly remember that I told them I was not interested at all in what they are doing, yet they interpreted it as "call this person over and over again"!

February 28th, 2009 Mari

I keeped get calls 2-3 a day. I finally called 1 800 336-6434 and the lady I spoke to was very nice. She said she would have me removed and that it would take up to 24 hrs. for calls to stop coming in. I hope it works.

February 25th, 2009 haji NY

These people are calling every day but never leave a message. grrrr. People do work !
If *it is* the Nielsen Rating people they are out of luck. I read in the evenings and watch very little tv. Local news for 1/2 hour in the morning to find out if school is canceled or delayed and 2-3 shows *total* during prime time during the week.

February 24th, 2009 pete CO

I called 1-800-336-6434, talked to a very nice lady and she removed my number from their system. No hassles at all.

February 21st, 2009 David M TX

These Nielsen Ratings people are a pest. They have been calling every day for weeks now. I don't answer the phone, because these kinds of gimmicky companies want a huge amount of your time answering surveys or they want to sell you a product that you don't need. (i.e. They want your time or money, or both) I signed up for the donotcall list, because these companies are such an annoyance. Of course some of them slip through the cracks, because they are "non-profit", but this is maddening. After two or three tries they should stop, not day in day out for several weeks. I wish there was a law that would punish these companies for using your own land line to torment you.

February 11th, 2009 Getta Clue NC

Nielsen doesn't get. Their calls are unwelcomed but they persist on trying to call me anyway. I am also on the Do Not Call Registry and have filed a complaint against them.

January 31st, 2009 Nwankama MD

This was a nuisance call. I don't answer it anymore (Nwankama Nwankama).

November 19th, 2008 Geneva Choate IN

This number has called my house everyday for about two weeks and I have told them to stop calling me. Please take care of this immediately or I will seek counsil. They call every day wether you answer or not and if the machine picks up they hang up and call right back. All hours of the day and night. It is getting old and I didnot agree to take any survey. Now phone harrassment is against the law and I have a very good attorney. Thank you.

October 29th, 2008 Nielsen Blows TX

They've called every day for the past week. I've answered every time and told them I'm not interested in sharing my TV viewing habits with them. They clearly don't take no for an answer. "I told you no every day you've called, I'm telling you no now, and when you call tomorrow and the next day the answer will be no again."

What use is the no call registry?

October 12th, 2008 Ms. Gimbel NY

They just called me and I was nude save for the curlers in my hair. They told me they wanted me to partkae in their survey and I told them to please not discuss this with me whilst I am nudend. They persisted and I told them I was a lady and to please avert their eyes and never to call me again. At that the operator brusquely hung the phone up and didn't even wish me a good day. This is who the Neilson people really are and I wanted to share it with you.

September 23rd, 2008 PAULA JACQUES NC

I was called tonight by a man claiming to be from Neilson Rating. He gave me a website www.nnrsurvey.com and a pin to complete a survey. It would take 40 minutes and he would send $10.00

September 4th, 2008 R

They hangup when you answer

August 10th, 2008 Phil WA

A lady said that I would be paid $10 to take a survey at www.nnrsurvey.com using a pin that she gave to me. She said it was a 40 minute survey. It took me 70 minutes, and I did not find out until the very end that there would only be a 'thank you'. But, they have some software that they will pay you to install and let run. $50 every six months for that. I'm not interested in having additional software doing God knows what, they only said that it runs during idle time reporting my usage to somewhere on the net. It's bad enough that our government want's to install something like this into each of our lives, but to also allow private outfits to do so? Maybe we ought to stop outsourcing our freedom!

July 6th, 2008 Donald Morris IL

How dare them calling my house interupting me while I am watching NASCAR...I answered them by saying, This is the POLICE Department, they hung up quickly...

June 27th, 2008 Resident PA

Since 31 May 2008 we have seen 14 predictive dialed calls, usually masked as "unknown name". It took them two weeks to openly identify on CID as "Nielsen Ratings". The calls have increased in frequency steadily. Years ago I was pretested for possible inclusion in the ratings family program. I suppose my off-average, selective viewing habits prevented acceptance. But the fellow running the survey was polite and I don't recall a near-daily push to find a 'live one' like this month. What could they want so badly to be so bothersome?

June 25th, 2008 Mike FL

hang up

June 21st, 2008 Heidi VT

I have found this number on my answering machine over 8 times in the past week. I didn't recognize it and started to avoid it. Just found this website to find what I could learn.

June 20th, 2008 K. T. MO

I just registered a complaint with the Do Not Call Registry. Suggest anyone else having trouble with this number do the same.

June 20th, 2008 K. T. MO

They call at least once a day. Haven't answered yet. Our family doesn't watch television. Guess I'll have to tell them that so they'll leave us alone. Although I shouldn't have to since my number is listed with the national Do Not Call registry. I guess their polls are more important than the minor fines they could get slapped with for ignoring it.

June 19th, 2008 Mandelbrot CO

incessant and annoying

June 17th, 2008 Kathy ME

They've called every single day for 2 weeks while I'm at work. All I hear on the machine is "Hello..hello... good morning!" It's like they think someone picked up and don't know they are talking to an answering machine. I called them back last night and asked them to STOP calling my house. I have an unlisted # which I pay extra for and am also on the Do Not Call list. I was advised that they are NOT a telemarketer and that residential numbers are public information. I told her they WERE a pain in my ass and to take me off their list NOW. She got mad and told me not to speak to her that way and I said I wouldn't be speaking to you at all if you would take me off your LIST!! She said it would take 36 to 48 hours. We'll see.... If I get another call I'm going to mess with them and answer all questions like a crazy person. I'll say I only watch the Sex channels or something like that.

June 16th, 2008 Jsa PA

I have been through this before with other corps.FORGET what you have just read--it will NOT work.Only one thing works. Its takes a little while, but its worth it. First, do NOT answer the phone, for any reason. Do not let your answering machine answer it too.If you do the computer knows that your number is a up and running number. Thats all they want to know, so they keep calling you.If you have caller id like i do,you must disconnect your machine from answering the call completely, so it just keeps ringing. After a while, the computer red lines your "bad" number. It doesnt pay for them to keep calling you, it cost them money.They consider your number a dead number. It might take a week or so, but they will stop when its not cost effective for them. It worked like a charm for the other 5 crappy numbers. Go for it-do not answer, do not talk--period.

April 17th, 2008 Art OR

Called yesterday as "Nielsen Ratings" and today as "813-366-9800".
Please take us off your list, or any list you're associated with and Don't ever call again!

April 17th, 2008 Jeremy FL

Pathetic company... Get a life and stop calling people. If we were interested in taking your stupid poll/survey, we'd call you. Every morning 'round 9am for past 2 weeks.

April 16th, 2008 Carter NV

2-3 calls a day. I never answered--figured they would get the message and stop calling. No luck---Finally called 1-800-336-6434 spoke to Rose and told her to put me on their do not call list. She said it was a honor to be asked by Neilsen to participate but she would take me off the call list. Said it takes up to 48 hours but it would be done.

April 15th, 2008 A. White NM

They have been calling me periodically for the last couple of days. Last night they called me at 11:00 PM EST. They have the same area code as a relative. I couldn't grab the phone in time to answer so I just called my relative back on my cell to see what he wanted and discovered it wasn't him when I woke him up!

April 14th, 2008 Dan AK

won't stop calling despite my request for them to stop

April 11th, 2008 Lare

They have been calling my number for the last couple of months every day even though my number is unlisted and unpublished. I finally answered today and told them I don't have time for this crap and hung up on him. I now have my caller-id device set to reject all calls from that number.

March 26th, 2008 Barry MI

Nielsen Ratings - Called then i picked up and hung up. Retard moron have nothing else better to do i guess.

March 21st, 2008 Sha

What's up with these folks. I have told them numerous times to remove me from their list. They keep calling. Wish they could be charged for every attempted call.

March 3rd, 2008 Cindy

This caller phones 3-4 times per day all hours during the week and weekend. It is annoying!

March 2nd, 2008 Nielsen Friend

Just a couple of things--the calls will come in and never leave a message because it's a random digit dial machine doing the calls. It only connects to a Nielsen Surveyor if someone answers the phone.

Also, even if you are on the Do Not Call list, you can still get calls from Nielsen. Survey companies (including Nielsen and political polling companies) are exempt from following Do Not Call lists and filing a complaint with your Attorney General or anyone else won't get you anywhere.

Also, Robert said this:

They are calling to compare the audio from your television, in the backgroud, to a database, and add to a database... what you are watching,
If you are watching a show they have a specific interest in, they will pick-the-line and ask you questions, if not, their computer will hang-up...
turn your tv down and you will always get hangups
If you watch network TV you will get metrics (sex/age/etc.) questions
this is illegal...
file your complaint on consumeraffairs.com
...a class-action lawsuit website

This is 100% completely and utterly FALSE. It is impossible to ascertain what someone is watching merely by making a telephone call. 100% impossible. Nielsen does do signature matching based on audio, but they can't do that without installing equipment in a household (and for that, full cooperation of the household is necessary). A phone call just isn't going to do it.

If you don't want to participate and don't wish to receive phone calls any more, call the number the other previous posters listed (800-336-6434).

February 14th, 2008 P.B. UT

No message left on voice mail

February 13th, 2008 Mike TX

Neilsen TV Rating, they call continuously, all hours-this is harrasment, let alone irritating. I have told them no one lives here by the name they asked for; they have the 3 of our different household members, all with different last names as one name: "Uhrig Jones Winks". I told them they have made up this name & that no one is interested in participating anyway. They were very rude & accused me of not telling the truth and they did not just make up a name & I didn't live here( What??). Why would I lie??? I have reported to the National Do Not Call Reg. & refused all mail. If I was interested I would say yes, and here is my correct name, please direct all info to me??? Whatever~

February 4th, 2008 KJ CO

Just following up now a few days later regarding my original post. *So far* it appears that by calling the number I mentioned previously, I *was* able to stop the Nielsen people from calling me any more. Give it a try. The peace and quiet are lovely.... : )

February 1st, 2008 Stephanie OK

These people call up to 5 times daily. They DO NOT repond to "I'm NOT interested, STOP calling!" "DO NOT CALL" List is a JOKE, hasn't been a working website for WEEKS!!

January 31st, 2008 KJ CO

I've been getting hit a lot lately by this number (813) 366-9800 too. It shows up either as "unknown caller" or "Nielsen Ratings." Use the number that a previous poster kindly offered below (1-800-336-6434) to talk to someone at Nielsen, and tell him or here that you want to be removed immediately from their calling list. I expected major resistance from them, but the man I spoke with was very nice. He asked for my phone number and the state in which I live (which I gave him), and my name (which I withheld). He said it could take as long as 48 hours for my number to be purged from their system. I thanked him, with the caveat that I would return to him much more unhappy the next time should I continue hearing from Nielsen beyond 48 hours. We'll see.... But give it a try, and keep your cool with them -- at least the first time! : )

January 22nd, 2008 Kill your TV CA

Every single days for months now we've gotten a call from these folks. I never pick up. In fact, we've set up our phone not to ring when they call. We don't watch broadcast TV. Do they ever stop? Seems like this is the very thing that the DO NOT CALL list was supposed to stop.

January 17th, 2008 mp

called at 9:12 pm

January 16th, 2008 Dianne GA

They are calling my second line and I work from home. Disrupts my morning work. They never leave a message. I haven't been able to answer the phone and talk to them yet.

January 15th, 2008 tuggers TX

Nielson TV ratings. Call 800-336-6434. They will give you more info.

January 13th, 2008 TVLess

We did the Neilson Survey back around 2000 or 2001. They sent us the booklets to use and included a crisp $1 bill - which we didn't know we were getting - should have been one for each TV as far as we're concerned (don't admit to more than one TV, they'll send more than one booklet (but still only $1). They called us spuratically last fall until I finally spoke to them. I told them we don't watch TV, didn't own a TV. They quit calling. A co-worker was getting the same caller but had been afraid of answering, once she knew I answered and it was legit, she didn't want to do the survey but wanted the calls to stop, so she answered and told them they were calling Nursing Home and she was in the room of a deaf and blind elderly man, just about to change his diaper. They quit calling.

January 9th, 2008 suk NV

Since 01-03-2008 8 times called.changed name to nielsen med to nielsen corp, but same number 1-813-366-9800. NEED TO STOP CALLING ME.!!!

January 8th, 2008 HOUSEHOLD MD

WE ARE ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST; FOR NO REASON ARE YOU TO CALL OUR RESIDENCE; I DON'T GIVE A SHIT WHETHER YOU'RE SELLING ANYTHING OR NOT.

ONE MORE CALL AND I'M CALLING THE MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL AND REQUESTING A COURT DATE

January 6th, 2008 Robert

They are calling to compare the audio from your television, in the backgroud, to a database, and add to a database... what you are watching,
If you are watching a show they have a specific interest in, they will pick-the-line and ask you questions, if not, their computer will hang-up...
turn your tv down and you will always get hangups
If you watch network TV you will get metrics (sex/age/etc.) questions
this is illegal...
file your complaint on consumeraffairs.com
...a class-action lawsuit website

January 4th, 2008 Robert

Do what I do...Answer the phone,listen to them for a minute,then ask them if they can hold on a minute and set the phone down and walk away and go about your business.30 minutes later I returned to the phone...no caller and they never called back.

January 3rd, 2008 william

813-366-9800
West Tampa, FL

Just got my second call today from them. It started on Dec. 28th. Very annoying.

January 3rd, 2008 Beth AZ

Has called EVERY day for two weeks. No message. I'll ask to remove my name if I'm here next time.

December 31st, 2007 EPB CT

Nielsen company asking a few questions. Not selling anything and call was only a few seconds long. No reason not to answer, nor be rude.

December 30th, 2007 LS NY

I am on the Do Not Call list & this number keeps calling me.

December 29th, 2007 mag TN

wanted to know what kind of shows watched and my race

December 27th, 2007 Marge SC

Called at 10:00AM EST
Did not answer.
No message left.
Filed complaint with donotcall.gov

December 23rd, 2007 JERRY FL

DIDNT LEAVE A MESSAGE.

December 13th, 2007 Chip

Received December 13, 2007
her:"Neilson Movie Deals of Hollywood, CA".
me: "I'm on the do-not-call list, do not call me"
her: "we are not selling anything, so it doesn't apply to us"
me: "Do not call me again" , hang up.

November 7th, 2007 ccg3 CO

Have asked a number of times to Do Not Call, they kept calling last time, I asked for a supervisor again requested do not call. Now we will see.

November 6th, 2007 Tom McP TN

This number showed up. I am also getting telephone calls from a debt collection agency (ERMI) for a person that I do not know. Purely speculation, but I wonder if there is a connection.

November 1st, 2007 unknown MA

For over 2 weeks now I have been getting repeated phone calls from this number. I have repeatedly told them DO NOT CALL, take me off your list, and they call back 2 hours later. It is total harassment - I am tempted to have them send me their survey and fill it out with things that didn't even play on tv - maybe then they'd realize that they've drove me into insanity.

October 30th, 2007 Jasper ME

I keep finding this number on my caller ID a few times a week. Glad I'm not here generally to get it.

October 28th, 2007 MB

Got quite a few calls from them while I was away. Finally, they got hold of me today. How can I get removed from their list? Does anyone know if it is risky to give them my address?

October 28th, 2007 Lu Ann Barber

They call constantly. I answered this morning and it was Nielsen, or so they said. I told the lady I was interested in their survey and she persisted and a hung up. They still called back and I didn't answer. We are on the do not call list and they still call.

October 24th, 2007 Myrna MN

Received call at 9:12 pm. Have had a quite of few hang up calls - no background noise, they wait for about 5 seconds before disconnecting. I finally did a *69 to get a number, did a web search and found this site.

October 23rd, 2007 Kathy G SC

I have receives several calls at 9 am everyday. I just had major surgery and I have medical leave for 6 weeks. I asked them to stop calling me. I NEED MY REST!!!the argued but continued to call. How can you stop them from harrasing people like this!!

October 22nd, 2007 Steve VA

Called at 9 PM

Caller said he represented Nielson Ratings, but did not ask specific questions. When he asked for my address to send me material I terminated the call.

October 21st, 2007 paul CA

calls at 9:40 am Sunday!!! ignored

October 20th, 2007 Brent VA

Probably another unsolicited call from those pesky Nielsen Ratings people trying to convince me to participate in one of their polls. Definitely NOT interested, since I watch little tv.

October 19th, 2007 Anna LA

They called after 9pm they called at 9:10pm on October 18, 2007.

Caller id said Tampa West, FL.

I answered and I screamed into the phone you better not ever call here again.

October 16th, 2007 Larry

They call too late, waking you up in the night. If you go to work very early you must go to bed early.

October 15th, 2007 C.A.N.

nielsen ratings on the ID
9:54 am
didn't answer

October 13th, 2007 Lacey AZ

They always hang up, and never leave a message. getting really annoying!

October 11th, 2007 C.A.N.

10:34am
unknown

October 10th, 2007 Ron

They call a lot, asked about our age once, then hung up.
Another time wanted to know if we owned our house..they got snotty because wife didn't answer..they are too personal and I want to talk to them.

October 9th, 2007 H V

never leaves a message calls at all times.calls after 9 pm family already in bed,very annoying.

October 8th, 2007 Hannah P. OH

Received a post card from Nielson ratings saying they would call us soon about participating in the TV ratings...and I guess they just did. Tonight (Sunday) at 9:10pm. Kind of late to be calling someone's house but, whatever.

October 7th, 2007 Corey FL

These f_ers called me.

October 7th, 2007 dee FL

i have told them before not interested in being solisited from them. they act in disbeleif as if everyone would want to give an opinion....retards!

October 5th, 2007 DONNA

WTF?
Never heard of this place except for TV ratings and I don't think its the place

October 3rd, 2007 am VA

has called the last couple of days. I looked up the number and it was Nielson Ratings. Only one time did Nielson Ratings come up on my caller ID...rest of time it was unknown..just as the call I just received from this number. I told the woman the other day to REMOVE me from their call list. They have called 3 times since and I just called them back to remove. The woman asked if I knew what this was about and told her yes, that we were apart of the Nielson Ratings back in 1999..we don't want to do it again...REMOVE ME...gave her my number...let's see if this works AGAIN!

October 1st, 2007 bearwulf

Called, hung up, left no message.

September 28th, 2007 Wally

The Old Nielsen Ratings caper again. Who cares what anyone watches?

September 25th, 2007 Eric Snith WA

"Unknown Name" No answer

September 21st, 2007 Dar IL

Calls when we aren't home, But sent a post card saying they would be calling. A mistake message was left making fun of my husbands name.I probably won't be nice when I do answer.

September 19th, 2007 dse

After ignoring several calls between 7-9PM at night, I answered one that woke me up at 9AM this morning. Person identified herself as the Neilsen's, to which I said they had called several times and had now woken me up, and asked to please be removed from their call list. The caller immediately started arguing with me, like how dare I object to their unsolicited phoning!

September 16th, 2007 Richard NV

Same old stuff. Called a million times at all hours up to about 9 PM. Finally got tired and answered the phone to tell them to stop calling. Person on the other end got snotty when I said "Please stop calling!" She said, "You don't even know what this is about!" I said it again and she finally said "Have a nice day" and hung up.

September 15th, 2007 James

Frequent calls

August 1st, 2007 pete FL

they call several times a day at all hours.

July 28th, 2007 M TX

I have received a call from Nielsen Ratings, and it was the real thing. They ask if our house hold would like to participate in a ratings poll. They sent us all the information and forms that we needed to keep track of what we watched. Once we were done then we mailed the info back in the pre-paid envelope. No personal information was asked for other than our sex and ages. It was kind of fun!!

July 25th, 2007 dan TX

Nielson Ratings

July 25th, 2007 Beavis VA

Polling to see what shows you watch. diary.tvratings.com

April 4th, 2007 Sandi

Calls every day at the same time (while I'm not home) but doesn't leave a message.

February 21st, 2007 Kim Canada

Called three times. Ignored.Calls back as private name and number.

January 31st, 2007 JJ PA

Caller ID'd as Nielsen..but only wanted to talk to the person who most recently had a birthday.........what!

January 26th, 2007 CDB

Nielsen Ratings...hmmm...wonder if they want to know what i watch???

November 21st, 2006 Belinda RI

It was a hang up

November 17th, 2006 corice ME

Calls very late disturbing the elderly

August 24th, 2006 Petronel Malan TX

Received Aug 24
6.11 pm
Called id:
"Name unknown"