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Statistical aftermath

Now what are the results – as far as they concern myself – of the incredible TV muck, erm, “experiment” called “Uri Geller live – Ufos & Aliens” about which I reported more or less live?

  • Uris Aliens: WP.com-Stats A new record on Saturday that didn’t last long: WP.com-Stats counted 2826 page views (probably not 12am CET being their limit, but UTC), including 768 for the pre-report and 1120 for the live report. The best value since the start of my blog, even better than the 2549 in February – also thanks to Uri Geller.
    The visitor run continued on Sunday: 3068 total, 1126 for the pre-report and 809 for the live report. On early Sunday afternoon, the average of the last 6 months was already reached in November.
  • Almost all searchers arrived at the pre-report initially – which I expected and placed a big link there. (And of course this also contributed to the high total page views.) The pre-report was also in Google.de’s top 5 for several search word combinations, sometimes even ahead of ProSieben, the show’s TV station. :mrgreen: And the highest-placed blog.
  • Uris Aliens: Bloggerei Bloggerei.de counted on Saturday until midnight 423 unique visitors1 for the live report, which was enough for no. 12 in the top topics list; there were a total of 1295 visitors on Saturday. (Which also means that another estimated 350-400 visitors were satisfied with the pre-report. Or unsatisfied and left again. Or didn’t notice the link after all.)
    On Sunday, I temporarily reached no. 5 in the top topics and rank 28 in the top blogs list, as far as I noticed (there’s no history) – 2110 unique visitors total, about 700 for the live report.
  • Uris Aliens: Broswer-Statistik Seiten
    Uris Aliens: Broswer-Statistik Besucher
    Addendum: Originally I had left out the data from browser-statistik.de in order to not overload this post with numbers, but since Jan, who operates the site, cried so heart-rendingly (“ :cry: ”), I added them now: 2751 pages accessed by 1111 visitors on Saturday, 3061 pages by 2002 visitors on Sunday. Which put me on no. 9 on the charts there.
  • Uris Aliens: whos.amung.us According to whos.amung.us, there were up to 53 online at the same time – even if that tool isn’t known for its reliability, it rather has outages (sometimes for hours) than counting too much.
  • Originally I had planned to update my report in every or every other commercial break – but when there still was none on 9pm (there apparently were rather few commercial customers), I quickly uploaded the first part (in German) anyway; after all, there were already several readers and a few comments.
  • 13 commenters wrote 35 comments during the show; more were added later on – thanks!

The ratings were surprisingly low, rather disastrous for ProSieben – here’s the top 5 of Saturday’s primetime (source: teletexts):

Station Show Viewers
aged 3+
Marktet share Viewers
14-49 years
Market share
Sat.1 Chronicles of Narnia (movie) 5.56 Mio. 18.9% 3.25 Mio 27.6%
RTL Das Supertalent (casting show) 5.55 Mio. 18.8% 3.09 Mio. 26.2%
ARD Musikantenstadl (“folk” music) 5.32 Mio. 17.8%
ZDF Unter Verdacht (TV movie) 4.57 Mio. 15.2%
Pro7 Uri Geller live 1.40 Mio. 4.8% 0.85 Mio. 7.3%
Rerun on Sunday morning 0.54 Mio. 6.1% 0.38 Mio. 8.6%

Now does ARD being that far ahead of Pro7 speak for the intelligence of the TV audience or against it…?

  1. 423? 42 and 23 blended together? Conspiracy!!!! []

Comment Statistics

Konna published his comment statistics and thoughts (German) on Thursday – and I thought I could present a few numbers, too.

Now my blog can’t keep up with his regarding the number of comments1, but anyway: There are 3723 entries stored in the comment database that are not spam – including

  • 2039 real visitor comments (including 46 anonymous2),
  • 435 trackbacks/pingbacks,
  • that’s a total of 2474;
  • 1249 comments by me.

Like Konna, I’ll now look at the distribution between men (“Männer” in the graphics) and women (“Frauen”) who gave at least five comments – left: commentators, right: comments:


37 men (64.9%) wrote 995 comments (60.9%), that’s an average of 26.9. And 20 women (35.1%) wrote a total of 640 comments (39.1%), average 32.

We see: More men wrote more comments in total, but each woman wrote more than each man.

The Top 10:


Funny that Konna is here at position 6 just as I am at his. :P

In total, there were 78.4 comments per month (or 95.2 if I include trackbacks like Konna did) and 2.6 (or 3.1) per day – however, there wasn’t much going on in the first three quarters (including posts). So there were 1920 comments (94.2%!) in the past 12 months (160.0 per month, 5.2 per day; or 2289 incl. trackbacks, 190.8/month, 6.3/day) – and only 119 in the 14 months before that!

A great “commentator magnet” is, of course, my music quiz – if I ignore its 35 posts, there are only 1393 comments (without trackbacks) since the start of my blog, i.e. 53.6 per month and 1.8 per day, or 1274 in the past 12 months, i.e. 106.2 per month and 3.5 per day. (And since there are noticebly more men than woman, this explains the entire men/woman distribution.)

Still better than the average of all blogs registered at Blogoscoop – which is below 1 comment per day including those from the blog’s owners –, but there’s still room for improvement – so get writing! :)


For those who are interested: Show the SQL queries used here. ▼

  1. but then, my pie charts are prettier ;) []
  2. since I don’t require name and/or email when commenting []

Fooling around

For starters, there’s the statistics function of the new Akismet1 version – others already reported abot it, showing quite different graphs –, which gives this image for my blog (as of this morning):


Secondly, here’s the “DNA” of my blog, or rather its HTML structure displayed like DNA profiles, seen at Knut, Thomas and Hans, created with Web2DNA:


And number 3: With the new version of the Glühweinjunkies’ Search Phrases plugin that stores the target post along with the search phrase I added this function for the curious among you to the “fine print” below each post – with a link to unfold it, in order to save space. It’s only present when there actually are search queries, though, so you won’t see it at every post. If you’d like an example: one of my “lotto prediction” posts.

  1. the plugin agains comment spam that probaly every WordPress user knows []

X = –6,6 und ein paar Grafiken

Just a little more about the Bavarian elections…

Nachlese zur gestrigen Landtagswahl in Bayern: Aus Günther Becksteins Wunsch von “50 + X %” wurden 43,4%, somit ist X = –6,6 – na also, die Rechnung geht auf, Beckstein kann jubeln!

Hier die Gegenüberstellung der letzten vier Umfragen und der Prognosen von 18 Uhr, die die CSU-Wahl„party“-Teilnehmer recht geschockt zurückließen (jeweils die Durchschnittswerte) mit dem Ergebnis:

Umfragen, Prognosen, Ergebnis (480)
(anklicken für große Version)

Und eine Tortengrafik, die auch die Nichtwähler mit einbezieht (die übliche mit den gültigen Stimmen sieht man ja eh überall):

Tortengrafik LTW 2008 mit Nichtwählern

Die Wahlbeteiligung lag übrigens sogar ein bisschen höher als 2003, nämlich bei 58,1% statt 57,1%.

Hier in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm scheint übrigens entweder eine Freie-Wähler- oder eine Schlagerfans-Hochburg zu liegen, “Ute Singer genannt Claudia Jung” hat dort jedenfalls ein recht hohes Ergebnis geholt: 16,1% in der Stadt (bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von 60,9%), 19,4% im gesamten Stimmkreis PAF/SOB.


Seven hundred and thirty-one

Now 731 is not that catchy a number. So let’s make that 24. Hm, could be mixed up with the TV seroes. So we better take this:

2nd birthday

Because my blog turns 2 years old today. Just wanted to mention that (and also in time, after I almost missed this anniversary last year) – not without thanking the hundreds of commenters who wrote over 1600 comments1 to the about 640 posts so far:

Want a piece of the cake? There’s enough for everybody, so help yourself and enjoy!

Photo: JJAVA – Fotolia.com

  1. this does not include my own comments and the trackbacks/pingbacks; with them, it’s over 3000 []