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Paxton
Jul 24 2009, 11:17 AM
Well, I don't think you're supposed to be adding the percentages, though. I think it's just a range of numbers. For example:

BOPE 2nd top couple ranging from 52% to 64%

I take that to mean that during the polling period conducted, fans were asked some question or questions about Bo and Hope per week. The lowest favorable rating they scored was 52%. The highest favorable rating they received was 62%. Bope's numbers are independent of Safe's, or EJami's, or EJole's, or anyone else's. I don't think you're supposed to see it as 80% of the audience has Safe as their favorite couple plus 62% has Bope as their favorite, etc. Maybe I'm just not understanding what you're saying about how the percentages don't add up.

And that's why I think the question was more, "do you view this couple positively?" than "who is your favorite couple?" I could see how the majority of the audience could have a positive view of Safe but that's not the same as whether they're the favorite of the majority of the general audience. That's why I find the question(s) asked to be very relevant to knowing how these numbers were obtained, so although this info is interesting and I'm glad she put it out there, there's certainly a lot that's left out.
Paxton, I think you are right. When the promo person tweeted some casual questions, she was bombarded with some not so nice replies from some fans. She answered a fans question regarding the show's research on SAFE vs Ejami by saying that for several months, Safe had been polling higher than Ejami. A fan then demanded that she show proof. She said she did not have their inhouse results at home and would tweet them when she got back to work on Monday. That was the results that she sent out. I don't think that she felt that she had to post all of the research on a board somewhere. This was just some casual conversation that she was having with the fans on Twitter. Those surveys must be conducted by Days weekly but they don't publish the results but use them to know what direction to take storylines and to know what is and is not working. We will probably never know exactly what the questions were but we don't really need to. As you said, it is obvious that they are currently writing Safe as the rooting couple.
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