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Math Activity

Using the figure (1) rating point is equal to 1 million, 55 thousand TV homes: have students look at the chart of top TV shows for this week, found athttp://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/tv/nielsen.htm

(NOTE: The chart below has been customized so that students can calculate the answers.)

They should be able to MULTIPLY the rating for a specific show BY 1, 055,000 to come up with the total number of viewing households for a particular show. (NOTE: Households can contain more than one person, so actual number of viewers is not known)

Nielsen Media Research Top 20     Week of June 16 – June 23, 2002

Rank Program Name Network Day Time Rating Share Households
1 CSI CBS 9:00PM
Thu
9.8 18.0 _______________
2 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND CBS 9:00PM
Mon
8.9 15.0 _________________
3 48 HOURS-MONDAY CBS 10:00PM
Mon
8.8 15.0 _________________
4 BECKER CBS 9:30PM
Mon
8.0 13.0 _________________
5 LAW AND ORDER NBC 10:00PM
Wed
7.7 13.0 _________________
6 60 MINUTES CBS 7:00PM
Sun
7.5 16.0 _________________
7 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 10:00PM
Fri
7.1 13.0 _________________
8 DATELINE NBC-TUE NBC 10:00PM
Tue
6.9 12.0 __________________
9 PRICE IS RIGHT: US MARINE(S) CBS 8:00PM
Thu
6.9 14.0 __________________
10 KING OF QUEENS CBS 8:00PM
Mon
6.8 13.0 __________________
11 PRIMETIME THURSDAY ABC 10:00PM
Thu
6.7 12.0 _________________
12 YES, DEAR CBS 8:30PM
Mon
6.7 12.0 _________________
13 DOG EAT DOG NBC 9:00PM
Mon
6.4 11.0 _________________
14 JAG CBS 8:00PM
Tue
6.4 12.0 _________________
15 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 9:00PM
Tue
6.2 11.0 _________________
16 DATELINE FRI NBC 8:00PM
Fri
6.2 13.0 _________________
17 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT NBC 9:00PM
Sun
6.2 11.0 _________________
18 60 MINUTES II CBS 8:00PM
Wed
6.1 12.0 _________________
19 CBS WEDNESDAY MOVIE CBS 9:00PM
Wed
6.1 11.0 _________________
20 FRIENDS NBC 8:00PM
Thu
6.0 12.0 _________________

 

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