Predicting Reality Results Not Yet a Science

May 5, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Systems for predicting the winners and losers of realty TV shows like “American Idol” have proven less than perfect, the New York Times reports. Producers are not disturbed by the projections, although ratings for “Idol” are down 8% from last year.


  1. Science? It’s good old-fashioned electronic ballot box stuffing, especially on shows like “Idol.” In fact, it can all get derailed if too concerted an effort jams incoming phone lines.

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