Monday, June 02, 2008

Still Not As Big As Public Radio

The experts were wowed by Sex and the City's box office take last weekend. Nearly $60 million in ticket sales.

At $10 per ticket, that's about 6 million movie goers.

Which means that more people listen to public radio in a single day than went to see Sex and the City over the weekend.

Just another reminder that public radio, and radio in general, has incredible reach and influence. Yes, we should be mindful of the changes that new technologies bring. But we should also stop selling ourselves short. If we don't believe in the power of radio, why should anyone else?

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1 Comments:

Anonymous man who is a NPR fan said...

Perhaps, but only 30,000 people went to go see This American Life in theaters.

There's a big difference between a constant source of media like a radio broadcast, and a one-shot media event like a movie. I don't disagree with your point, but I think you're comparing apples and oranges.

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