01/16/2013 07:04 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Rob Lowe Says If Nielsen Accurately Reported College Viewing, 'Parks & Rec' Would Be #1 (VIDEO)

Rob Lowe dropped by to visit his son at college and while he was there he realized something about those Nielsen ratings. He talked about it on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," saying that Nielsen is clearly not accurately reporting the viewing habits of all those young people on college campuses.

"The ACNielsen people do not accurately measure people in colleges, because if they did, my little show, 'Parks & Recreation' would be 'Two And A Half Men,'" he said. "It would be the number one show on television."

Kimmel speculated that it could be because so many younger viewers watch television on their computers. Lowe added, "And, let's face it, they're all drunk."

Nielsen has been accused of not giving accurate ratings reports because they're not tracking all those Internet and on-demand views, but they did recently announce that they've expanded their analysis to include online activity through places like Hulu, Facebook and Twitter.

In the meantime, television viewers can catch Rob Lowe on "Parks & Recreation" on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on ABC.

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