Skip to comments.Red America, blue America and reality TV
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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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 Medias 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:
May blue Amerika break off and sink into the sea
Surprising Idaho is so cold on DD.
And what is that hot spot on the Ohio/Indiana border?
That looks like the Findlay-Lima Ohio area.
Not sure what makes it a DD hotbed.
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.
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.
How many blacks in Detroit watch Hardcore Pawn?
If only the electoral college looked more like that.
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.