6 million out of 20 million = 60%

tsave31

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Did I really just hear that horrible math? Howard said 6 million people exclusively listen to him, so out of the 20 million subs, that would be 30%.......really??
 
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MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I can see that. They were about 50/50 going into the merger and I can believe that 20% of the Sirius subscribers going in got best of XM. Can't guess why though- best of XM is pretty useless.
 

tsave31

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The funny part of it all is that Howard said something to the effect of 6 million exclusively listen and it amounts to 60% of the 20 million. The math is really screwed up.
 

hyson

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Don't we all remember those math wizards trying to figure out how much Oprah paid for a vacation for her employees?

$2,500 per person x 3000 employees or something like that....

Artie: That's like $400,000
Howards: Hold on, now, 1000 times 3 is 9000...

haha. I love it. I feel like a genious.
 

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I thought Howard said that 6 million people EXCLUSIVLY listen, meaning that they don't listen to anything else and that 60% of ALL subs listen to the show.

So 6 million listen to H100 and H101 all the time. Then, another 5 or 6 million flip to the show but then go and listen to something else.

Sort of like in regular radio ratings you have your P1 listeners. Meaning that your station is #1 on their preset and they always come to you first.
 

hyson

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I thought Howard said that 6 million people EXCLUSIVLY listen, meaning that they don't listen to anything else and that 60% of ALL subs listen to the show.

So 6 million listen to H100 and H101 all the time. Then, another 5 or 6 million flip to the show but then go and listen to something else.

Sort of like in regular radio ratings you have your P1 listeners. Meaning that your station is #1 on their preset and they always come to you first.

This whole rating system for Satrad is retarded :bigahh:.

I still don't understand how they can measure listernership and who's listen to what station primarily.

Yeah, I have H100 on longer than most but don't listen to it exclusively.
 

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Don't we all remember those math wizards trying to figure out how much Oprah paid for a vacation for her employees?

$2,500 per person x 3000 employees or something like that....

Artie: That's like $400,000
Howards: Hold on, now, 1000 times 3 is 9000...

haha. I love it. I feel like a genious.

What about when they try to cube a number?

Howard: Three cubed is nine.
Gang: No, that's not right.
Robin: Cubed means four, so you multiply that four times. (She has insisted this on two seperate, distinct occasions.)
Gang: FOUR!?!
Robin: A cube has four sides!
...

I love that shit. :D
 
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hyson

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What about when they try to cube a number?

Howard: Three cubed is nine.
Gang: No, that's not right.
Robin: Cubed means four, so you multiply that four times. (She has insisted this on two seperate, distinct occasions.)
Gang: FOUR!?!
Robin: A cube has four sides!
...

I love that shit. :D

Amazing radio. Good post. You got something coming to you if I can.
 

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I wonder how many people cancel their Best Of packages over the summer. IIRC, the only major summer sport on satellite is baseball, and if you really want those baseball games, you'll sign up for XM.

It's the same thing for Howard. If you really want Howard, you'll sign up for Sirius.

I can't imagine too many people listen to golf or racing on the radio.


I'd like to see a breakdown of the following numbers:
Sirius Subscribers
XM Subscribers
Dual Subscribers
Year-round BOXM subscribers happy with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOXM subscribers so-so with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOS subscribers happy with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOS subscribers so-so with product (and reasons why)

I bet a strong majority of the people dissatisfied with the best of packages are MLB fans that don't have XM. If MLB were to agree to a BOXM deal, then I bet "Best-of satisfifaction" shoots way up.
 
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tsave31

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I wonder how many people cancel their Best Of packages over the summer. IIRC, the only major summer sport on satellite is baseball, and if you really want those baseball games, you'll sign up for XM.

It's the same thing for Howard. If you really want Howard, you'll sign up for Sirius.

I can't imagine too many people listen to golf or racing on the radio.


I'd like to see a breakdown of the following numbers:
Sirius Subscribers
XM Subscribers
Dual Subscribers
Year-round BOXM subscribers happy with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOXM subscribers so-so with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOS subscribers happy with product (and reasons why)
Year-round BOS subscribers so-so with product (and reasons why)

I bet a strong majority of the people dissatisfied with the best of packages are MLB fans that don't have XM. If MLB were to agree to a BOXM deal, then I bet "Best-of satisfifaction" shoots way up.

The summer is a major drain for BOXM subs. NHL Home Ice is doing its best to keep me satisfied, but just not quite enough news to keep it worthwhile. I've given several very long attempts at getting hooked on O&A, but quite frankly I think they are terrible. I just can't seem to get on the same page. Oprah, is well...Oprah.
 

JoeTan

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Not 60% of all sat listeners but Sirius subscribers. XM is a different story.