A couple of weeks ago my TiVo informed me I had a new message waiting. I blipped my way through the menus to view it. It said that they were looking for DirecTV with TiVo users to use in a study of viewing habits. So I selected YES and forgot about it. I just today got a call from Nielsen telling me I'd been selected. I'm not sure of the details like how long it will last, but that will be made clear in a letter I'll be getting soon.
Finally, I'll be able to influence the most powerful force in America!
*demonic chortle of glee*