posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 08:04 PM
I was reviewing the numbers from a video sharing platform that I use from time to time and I was really shocked at what I saw when it came to the news
shows that I had viewed and those that were offered by the site. The shows I'm talking about are things like Rachel Maddow, Vice News, Bill Maher,
Samantha Bee, Daily show, Colbert (his new show), Kimmel, Fallon, Seth Meyers, etc. I found that these shows had some of the lowest numbers of views
or downloads by other people at a rate of 10-100:1, when looking in the same catagory. Granted there aren't a lot of consevative shows but those
there are had about 10-100x more view than the "liberal" leaning shows.
The site I use shows how many other people view the exact video you have from the time you receive it (it kind of shares the distribution in a way, or
at least the list of shows available).
This type of list and numbers can not be manipulated by the media to say that show XXX has more or less viewers than it does as the software is what
is keeping track of the requests, what it sends, etc, not a centralized ratings company (Neilson or whatever).
I find this pretty interesting and am going to try to get a wider variety of shows and see how the numbers play out, if there really is a huge
difference in demand as compared to what the MSM reports the viewers #'s to be. The numbers I have go back to June of last year, so it's a fair
amount of data (about 40-50 shows a week).
The difference in these results could be explained away by saying that "liberals" aren't using the system and only conservatives are, but we are
often told that the largest part of the conservative base is "older people" (insert race if you wish..) who I REALLY doubt are using this system to
get their news, so that would still mean that whoever is on the system doesn't want the liberal point of view.
And for those who will say that it's just people not viewing from my account, it doesn't work like that, it's shared across the system and I have
one of the faster services which results in a very high amount of viewers accessing (it's a blind request/service system - as per username).
So, just thought I would share this b/c I was really amazed at the numbers I was seeing, they were consistently the lowest requested/shared videos in
my queue - lower than Dr Pimple popper (only viewed to see what it was) by FAR.