Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Statistics and Analogies

During class we were asked to find the answers to these questions:
  • How many people watched the 2nd presidential debate?
  • What is the US population?
  • How many people watched the 1st presidential debate?
  • How many viewers watch Dancing with the Stars?
  • How many viewers watch the Super Bowl?
To answer the first question, about 65.6 million people watched the 2nd presidential debate. The United State population, as reported by the public data section on Google.com, was 311.5919 in July 2011. About 67.2 million people watched the 1st presidential debate. Dancing with the Stars won the most-watched TV show in it's hour and had about 12.92 million viewers for it's last show. The last Super Bowl, February 5th 2012, had around 111.3 million viewers. As the game went on, it rose to 111.7 million viewers.

 Now here are some analogies:
Close to twice as many people watched last years Super Bowl than the 2nd presidential debate.
20% of Americans watched the 2nd presidential debate.
1 in 5 Americans watched the 2nd presidential debate.

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