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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From the department of "are you absolutely sure about that"
The New York Times, via Yglesias:
"If you don’t recognize [Miranda Cosgrove, star of a sitcom called "iCarly"]’s name, you must not be between ages 2 and 14, the parent of such a child or, possibly, British (nearly 8 percent of England’s population tunes into "iCarly").
That would be four and a half million viewers taken at face value, which would be not bad ratings for an evening programme. In the amazingly Balkanised world of kids TV and for something only shown on cable, it's impossible.
In fact, the show gets around 100,000 viewers. I can just about believe that this is 8% of the cable television audience at 1630 on a weekday, but it's not 8% of the population of England, let alone Britain. The entire channel Nickelodeon has a monthly reach of 7.7%.
So let's step on this one; dear Americans, the subjects of her majesty are not in fact mad for Miranda Cosgrove, or at least not yet in any way that shows up in BARB ratings.
this item posted by the management 3/29/2011 01:40:00 AM