7. Oprah's Ratings Ploy
On the night of the Grammy Awards, Oprah took to her Twitter account to ask those with Nielsen boxes if they could switch to OWN and help her network a bit with the ratings. Thing is: Nielsen policy says you can't openly ask a Nielsen family to watch a specific show or network. For the ratings of that week, Nielsen added a note to all of OWN's shows tainting whatever gains were made from her highness' request.