In the news: Ratings and other lies

John Doyle of the Globe and Mail writes not specifically about Canadian television, but a reminder that ratings – especially here – can be deceptive:

  • Lies, damned lies, and viewership statistics
    “My point, and I do have one today, is that statistics lie, just as people do. Nobody is going broke in the TV racket. Viewers are not abandoning TV in droves. They’re watching what they want, when they want or when they can get to it, just like me. And I’m not special. Ask anyone.”