The Demand Distribution curve illustrates how a TV show’s popularity compares to the demand benchmark, which is a measure of the average demand across all titles. The curve is divided into performance buckets, ranging from “Below Average” to “Exceptional”. A show falls into one of these performance buckets depending on how many times more or less demand it has compared to the demand benchmark.
The show’s performance is market-specific, e.g. the same show can be in the “Average” range in the United States and in the “Good” range in France.
As an example, if a show has 9 times more demand than the demand benchmark, it falls in the “Outstanding” performance range; only 2.7% of all shows in the market reach this high level of demand.
The following chart shows a 60-day trend of weekly demand for The Last Word With Lawrence O'donnell compared to the weekly demand of all News Factual titles in South Africa.
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Unlike TV ratings, our DemandRank TV rating system ensures that important demand signals are weighted more heavily than others: The more consumer effort required; the more importance is attached to each signal. Once all the signals are weighted and combined, the audience demand for The Last Word With Lawrence O'donnell, for example, can be assessed for a market e.g. South Africa, which can then be benchmarked against genre averages (e.g. News Factual), using our globally standardized Demand Expressions® metric.
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