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Red America, blue America and reality TV
The Washington [Com]Post ^ | August 22 at 2:13 pm | Reid Wilson

Posted on 12/19/2013 6:44:36 PM PST by re_nortex

Yes, there is a red America and a blue America, at least according to television viewing habits. Our friends at National Media, a Republican ad-buying firm, sent us this map of a recent television event. Using data from Rentrak, a company that monitors data from set-top boxes, the map shows what percentage of television viewers in specific designated market areas watched this television event live.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ae; cabletv; duckdynasty; god; homosexualagenda; redblue; robertson; sin; television; truth
This months-old article is relevant in light of the recent truths spoken by Mr. Phil Robertson of the pro-God, pro-America, pro-family, pro-life and pro-gun hit series, Duck Dynasty.

The article, with an accompanying map, goes to state:

The season premiere [of Duck Dynasty] got huge ratings in the Lake Charles, La. media market, where more than 52 percent of households tuned in. The show got ratings higher than a 30 percent share in 25 media markets, which National Media’s Will Feltus tells us is comparable to most Super Bowls. Of the top 15 media markets that tuned in to the premiere, only three — Lima, Ohio, Charleston, W.Va. and Evansville, Ind. — are outside the South.

The show did worst in the San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles media market, where only 2.5 to 3 percent of households tuned in. New York, Boston, Las Vegas and Chicago were all near the bottom in media market performance.

Here's the map showing where the program is viewed:


1 posted on 12/19/2013 6:44:37 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

May blue Amerika break off and sink into the sea


2 posted on 12/19/2013 6:50:36 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Surprising Idaho is so cold on DD.

And what is that hot spot on the Ohio/Indiana border?


3 posted on 12/19/2013 6:57:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Interesting observation.
That looks like the Findlay-Lima Ohio area.
Not sure what makes it a DD hotbed.


4 posted on 12/19/2013 7:03:02 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: re_nortex

Think about it. 50 years ago as sociologists and demographer Charles Murray pointed out in his book “coming apart” we were a much more homogenous country. We all watched the same Three TV networks. And got our news from the same two newspapers.

Now with 8 billion cable and podcasts and YouTube and Netflix and 4 jillion websites…

We really don’t have much in common.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 7:04:23 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: BenLurkin
And what is that hot spot on the Ohio/Indiana border?

That's from Southern migration during the WWII era. You'd be amazed at how many rebel flags are found around there and the number of businesses with Dixie in their name.

Even in obama's territory, the Dixie Trucker's Home is found in McLean, Illinois.


6 posted on 12/19/2013 7:09:54 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

How many blacks in Detroit watch Hardcore Pawn?


7 posted on 12/19/2013 7:22:05 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: yldstrk

If only the electoral college looked more like that.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 7:23:17 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: BenLurkin

As per Idaho, best guess being the time zone. The western time zone might be off kilter due to different watching habits. Remember when the episode aired it was around 5-6 pm there. Blue spots in Texas and Florida due to the show not being in Spanish.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 8:30:13 PM PST by gusty
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