Monday, September 25, 2006

Wrong Conclusion

Can graphics lie?

They can certainly mislead. This chart was found in a discussion of evening news viewership.

Is the NBC audience significantly older than ABC's?

Not really. A table would a) take up less space and b) make the main point that the age profile is very similar: 59.7, 59.9 and 60.1 years. If five months makes a difference then I stand corrected.

Given that the median US age is 35+ and the adult median is around 45, where are the rest of the people getting their news?

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