>>> Mower Man wrote ...
>>>> "BBC1's highlights of the Malaysian Grand Prix had 4 million
>>>> viewers, a 27.2% share, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
>>>> Sky's live coverage ? it now has all the live rights, with the BBC
>>>> showing around half of the races live ? had 773,000 viewers (11.6%)
>>>> from 6.30am with a five-minute peak of 1.35 million."
>>> A share of what ?
>>> Me - I watched Sky live on a dodgy website and a bit of BBC 'cos I
>>> was watching the bicyles.
>> I watched live on RTL - with R5 Live english commentary. Nice
>> civilised start at 8:00. (And the ciclista volta a Catalunya on a web
>> stream later.)
>> The "share" is the percentage of the total UK audience watching at
>> that time.
> A 'rating' is the percentage of the total possible households watching your
> show. The 'share' is the percentage of the TVs watching SOMETHING that are
> watching your show. But I think that's what you were saying...
Correct. ish. "Ratings" are the published figures, that's all. Though
there's also the RI - the index of audience appreciation that the BBC
uses. And which as I'm not currently working there and therefore not
hooked up to "Reith", the BBC in house network, I have no access to.
Watching "something" at that time is exactly what I said. As in
"watching at that time."
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