Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Math is Hard


So the Arbitron numbers came out. In terms of ratings, the show is either number 3 in New York; it either sucks the big one; or it could be doing slightly above average. So pick whichever scenario that you like. I don't care. It's up to you.


But it's doing pretty well in Boston, which is great. At least, we' re pretty sure it's doing well in Boston. Maybe.

8 comments:

Al said...

hahaha... all those ratings numbers will make a person's head spin.

Wonder who's in charge of putting all those numbers together. Maybe it's Les Moonvez, you know, the guy who HIRED Katie Couric and FIRED Don Imus!

CG said...

LOL, Les isn't doing so well these days...what with Imus, Couric, the writer's strike, and a million other things.

The great thing about statistics is that you can make it mean anything. This Arbitron example is a textbook case of that.

channelXRFR said...

College Girl - to better understand ratings, think about solving for a 3rd order differential equation. Or difficult equations as we referred to them.

One element of the equation is well understood; WFAN's AM revenue is way off without IMUS...

Queenpat said...

In the 27-35 youth bracket, WABC is way off WITH Imus.

Listen to the sponsors of Imus' program now and compare to the big ticket sponsors that were heard on WFAN, like Charles Schwab, Friendly Motorcars and Net Jet. Those sponsors aren't on WABC. Then again, WABC's sales staff isn't used to pursuing sponsors, they just wait and see what shows up.

laree said...

College Girl

http://www.myspace.com/getoffmyphone

Al said...

Nice myspace page...can I join? who put that together, laree?

donaldinks said...

I agree on the MySpace page...Brilliant.

Imus will do just fine! The numbers will follow...

CG said...

That's a great page...some people have some really good sites.

Pat, that is unsettling about the ads. I haven't heard a commercial in a long time, since I listen to a version of the show where they edit those out. But I remember one I heard a few months ago, where some guy was selling a book called something like "How To Talk To Girls." Did anyone else hear this? It was actually pretty hilarious. It was this guide to show you how to ask girls out on dates, and it seemed to be aimed for the under-30 crowd. I actually took that as a good sign, as it seemed that they believed that young people listened to Imus...albeit awkward young people.