Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: newsgroup wars
From: horny@ucscl.UCSC.EDU (Michael Kaye)
Date: 1990-11-02, 11:27
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks,rec.arts.tv

In article <1990Nov2.055255.4133@wrl.dec.com> reid@decwrl.dec.com (Brian Reid) writes:
> >TOP 40 NEWSGROUPS IN ORDER BY TRAFFIC VOLUME
> >        +-- Estimated total number of people who read the group, worldwide.
> >        |     +-- Actual number of readers in sampled population
> >        |     |     +-- Propagation: how many sites receive this group at all
> >        |     |     |      +-- Recent traffic (messages per month)
> >        |     |     |      |      +-- Recent traffic (kilobytes per month)
> >        |     |     |      |      |      +-- Crossposting percentage
> >        |     |     |      |      |      |    +-- Cost ratio: $US/month/reader
> >        |     |     |      |      |      |    |      +-- Share: % of newsrders
> >        |     |     |      |      |      |    |      |   who read this group.
> >        V     V     V      V      V      V    V      V
> > 23  48000  1174   88%  1756  3057.5    11%  0.10   4.1%  rec.arts.tv
> > 25  25000   619   64%  1762  2932.0     8%  0.13   2.1%  alt.tv.twin-peaks

alt.tv.twin-peaks has fallen behind rec.arts.tv!  It's now only the 23rd most 
prolific group on the net, two slots behind rec.arts.tv.  I wonder why
it's been slowing down?  I guess people finally figured out what 
that magican kid said in French, and what the lyrics to Mairzy Doates are. :)
Approximately 25000 people read alt.tv.twin-peaks according to this list.  
The secret diary of Laura Palmer is the best selling trade paperback in 
the nation right now.  The ratings could be alot better though.
They are revealing who killed Laura during ratings sweeps week.  The 
producers insist that this is a coincidence...  suuuuuuuure.  :)


Michael Kaye   horny@ucscb.ucsc.edu    "BOB needs a human hos...pitality girl"


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