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I got Ariana to crunch the viewing stats on the first episode of FREAKANGELS into a form where idiots (me) could understand it. I know some commentators (thinking of Tom Spurgeon here) like a little transparency in these things, so here’s what Ariana said to me:

Absolute Unique Visitors: 77,031

Friday, February 15, 2008 (29,016)
Saturday, February 16, 2008 (18,763)
Sunday, February 17, 2008 (13,209)
Monday, February 18, 2008 (11,887)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 (6,738)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 (5,065)
Thursday, February 21, 2008 (5,288)

98,697 Visits (Not unique. This will include people that came back on another day, but it’s not the ginormous number that PAGEVIEWS is — this is actual sessions. Raw logs add about 20-30K to this number, but there’s no way for me to tell you whether those are bots, spiders, or just folks with javascript disabled. I’d probably add a buffer of at least 5k folks that just weren’t calculated for whatever reason — just working off general proportions for the other sites we’re running. There’s no way for RSS readers to grab the full ep, so we _can_ assume that no one is reading the thing that’s not getting it straight from the site, or whatever reposts may be out there.)

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