New York magazine reports that Conan O'Brien's new show on TBS is the top late-night show for viewers under 50...with a catch:
TBS's numbers are so-called "live plus seven" figures, which mean they counts folks who catch up on Coco within a week of each show's broadcast. Late-night shows historically haven't bragged about getting huge bumps from DVRs, but Conan seems to be an exception. [The] show seems to be adding up to 20 percent more viewership via time-shifting.
Salon has closed its woman-focused site Broadsheet, which is probably one of the longest-running news blogs targeting women; it was started in 2005. Salon editor-in-chief, Kerry Lauerman, writes:
For much of the last year, Broadsheet has been a one-woman show performed by Tracy Clark-Flory. She's done a terrific job, but it's time for her to move on to focus her attention on stories that she's most interested in -- analyses and reporting on sex, love and relationships -- and stop running Broadsheet.
Dating site OkCupid has released its latest user study -- which appear periodically on the site's blog -- this time focusing on beauty and women. After promising to get to the male users at some point, author Christian Rudder dives into the data, which apparently reveals:
[W]hen some men think you're ugly, other men are more likely to message you. And when some men think you're cute, other men become less interested. Why would this happen? Perhaps a little game theory can explain: