2010 Numbers

I tend to like numerical recaps at the end of the year. And the LA Times (linked here) had a pretty good set of numbers. Here are some film and media related ones to whet your whistle, and to provide some food for thought:

Final episode viewers of "MASH" (1977): 105.97 million
Final episode viewers of "Lost" (2010): 13.5 million

"Jersey Shore" Sept. 30 2010 episode viewers: 6.7 million (season high)
"30 Rock" Sept. 30 2010 viewers: 5.7 million

"The Walking Dead's" 2010 season finale viewers: 6 million (highest ever for a basic cable series)
"NCIS'" 2010 season finale viewers: 15 million

Super Bowl XLIV viewers: 106.5 million (all-time record)
82nd Academy Awards viewers: 41.3 million (highest in five years)

Single day sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops video game ($59.99 per unit): $360 M
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1" three-day ticket sales: $154.3 M (U.S. and U.K.)

Highest-paid movie actor: Johnny Depp, $75 M
Highest-paid TV actor: Charlie Sheen, $27.5 M
Highest-paid reality star: Kim Kardashian $6 M

Average monthly attendance at LA's Downtown Art Walk: 20,000
Entire 2009-2010 attendance at LACMA's film program: 30,000

ps. And just to add disgust to injury:

"Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1": > 400,000 in print
"Decision Points" by George W. Bush: 2.5 million in print

And then to add shits to giggles:

Number of e-reader devices on the market at the start of 2010: 3
Number of e-reader devices on the market at the end of 2010: 19

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