""BJandCabbageFan, what are u LOLing about?"...........First, there are 5,100 Nielsen boxes throughout the country, so your analysis that he represents 100,000 "people" would indicate that there are Five hundred and ten million people in the United States. Second, Your logic that Ryan, by tuning into the show, would increase its ratings by 100,000 people makes zero sense. If Ryan tuned into the show he would add 1 out of the number watched in the 5,100 sample---after the ratings equation is worked out (using the raw data from the 5,100 box sample) he (one box)would be an mathmatically insignificant increase in the ratings of the show."
Bj, when i made that post and assumption, i had no idea how many neilson boxes there were or how many people each represented. I was going on figures that were given in a earlier post. How exactly is the ratings equation worked out? I simply thought each oh the 5,100 simply represented a certain percentage of the population.
What exactly do you consider mathematically insignificant? Even if ryan didnt contribute that much, its still more than they were getting before, and they could use all the nielson viewers they could get