West Wing - viewer surveys for NBC
NBC put up a semi-hard-to-find viewer survey on their website a few days ago, dealing with The West Wing. Questions ranged from rating characters to asking what kinds of stories should be covered, etc. Many people from TWOP (Television Without Pity) took it, until it was taken down yesterday.
The poll was obviously looking for respondents to be of a certain age group (the younger the better), and the questions sometimes got rather specific, like feelings about religion in politics,
Someone pulled some strings to get a similar poll up and running, so that an even bigger sample of opinions could be forwarded to NBC. Take it and let them know what you would like to see, who your favorite characters are, and what aspects of the show you like the most.
As a result, maybe those who are less than thrilled with the direction John Wells has taken the show in the past 2 years can lend their voice...
(That last paragraph refers to the fact that the NBC poll was rather long. Also Joey refers to Joey Lucas (Marlee Matlin), Josh's favorite pollster)
If you would like to take it, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a link to the survey and a code to enter. Open the link; add the individual code and you can begin the survey.
Please Note: Each person will receive a different link and/or code. Surveys without a code / with the same code will not be processed. The only way you will be able to take the survey multiple times is if you request it from different emails, different I.P addresses etc. If you care enough to go through all that, you deserve to have your opinion counted twice!
The survey was created by interns who work for Carly Himmel and her company of the same name. Thank you to her for 'loaning' them to us, and to the interns for all their time.
This is not an official survey, and no party profits from the results. At the end of the surveying period, all responses will be voluntarily analysed by an experienced ex-pollster who will then draft an extensive, in-depth report of the results. This will be available to anyone who completes the survey and requests the results.
The survey obviously won’t be accurate of the entire WW audience (for all of the reasons you all already pointed out) but at least it could give some insight to what online fans (that have time) think. Though you can't know exactly how people replied to the NBC survey, if the same people are generous enough to take the time to answer a similar one, we'll get almost the same results and be able to access them for free. And they'll be 'Joey-ized' too!
The contact from the polling place has joined TWOP, and will be available for questions in this TWOP thread, among others in the West Wing forum. Have fun, and maybe help restore some 'sheen' to a great old show...