sark wrote:I never really understood those Mediabase numbers lol can someone explain what does it mean? The song's finally getting some love?
The overall updates (that Billboard counts for their Hot 100 chart) always look like this:
1. FUN. - We Are Young f/Janelle Monae: 185.236 (+ 0.073)
6. KATY PERRY - Part Of Me: 115.178 (- 2.433)
RIHANNA - Where Have You Been: 33.801 (+ 3.047)
The first number is a song's current position on the airplay chart, We Are Young is currently #1 and Part Of Me #6. Where Have You Been is not Top 20 yet so there's no chart position for it.
The second number is the audience in Millions that gets to hear a song in one week. We Are Young is heard by around 185 Million people in the US this week, Part Of Me by 115 Million and Where Have You Been by 34 Million.
The third number shows how a song's audience has increased (+) or decreased (-) compared to yesterday. We Are Young isn't increasing much anymore, it'll peak in the next few days, Part Of Me is falling like a rock already and Where Have You Been is going through the roof.
And then we get the more specific format updates (POP > RHYTHMIC > URBAN > HAC > AC) which Billboard counts for their Pop Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. They look like this:
23 = RIHANNA - Where Have You Been 3149 +284 1454 +86 23.388 +1.830
34 +1 RIHANNA - Where Have You Been 771 +80 415 +47 6.178 +0.492
The first number is a song's (in this case Rihanna's Where Have You Been's) chart position on the format named above, the second last the audience on that format and the last the audience increase/decrease compared to yesterday, just like on the overall chart. Unlike the overall chart these charts are not based on the audience a song reaches but the spins (how many times a song gets played) it receives though, that's the second number. This week Where Have You Been was played 3149 times by POP stations and 771 time by RHYTHMIC ones.
The third number is the spins increase/decrease = how many more/less spins it got than yesterday, 284 more spins on POP and 80 on RHYTHMIC.
The fourth number is called bullet. It shows how many more/less spins a song has got this week compared to last week (if there's no - in front of it it's always positive) and the fifth number is how much that 'bullet' has changed compared to yesterday.
Big Hoops doesn't appear on the overall airplay updates list yet, it's only listed on POP so far.