I was looking at those the other day when thinking of the channels they nixed. So many channels can't be touched because SIRIUS has deals to keep them going, IE the Canadian channels. But it does look like the ones they got rid of were in the bottom percentage of the channels out there.Here's 2007....
Not sure if they did a channel by channel breakdown in 2008.
Digg - Arbitron ratings for Satellite Radio: Stern Crushes O&A 5 to 1
The equivalent on XM was U-POP and it was a WorldSpace channel which will likely be completely dead in a matter of months.One of the things I noticed between the two ratings books is how much more popular Backspin was. Def not a channel that should have been removed The Strobe does look pretty low on the list though, sorry Vinny. But BBC 1 is way low for a music channel but it must cost near nothing for SIRIUS to have kept it on.
And there won't be anymore of these because neither will encode for PPM, so Fall 07 is the last one.