General Chart Procedures Questions Thread/Guide Aug 8, 2011 5:43:15 GMT -5
Post by Lozzy on Aug 8, 2011 5:43:15 GMT -5
• Sales. Usually just digital sales but there are occasional physical sales too such as with 'Born This Way.' 323,000 sales will equal 323 chart points.
• Airplay. All-format audience impressions as tracked by BDS are used. The airplay updates you'll see every week in the Hot 100 threads are Mediabase; but BDS is very similar, varying by usually just 10mil or less. I assume you know what audience impressions are right? And 168mil audience will be 168 chart points of course.
• Streaming. I don't think anyone knows how these are determined, but Billboard tracks streams from Yahoo and AOL and possibly YT/VEVO (I'm not sure on that one), and adds them in chart points. They don't usually make a big difference but can make a small difference such as determining LTWYL's last week at #1 last year.
All those chart points are then added together to determine the overall ranking. Using a real example, for the 8/6/11 Hot 100, 'Party Rock Anthem' is #1, and it had 209K digital sales and 143M audience as well as probably a few points from streaming, so that would be a little upwards of 352 chart points.
I hope that helps.
thank you so much for your answer:)
now i understand more than before;)
but still i am not sure about couple things...
so basically which forum topics containing chart should i follow to get a minor knowledge about the uncoming billboard hot 100 chart?
also, there are many formats (pop. dance, rock, r&b, hip hop, alternative, rhythmic, urban, contemporary). does every format counts while compiling b100 or they are separated into some groups?
can you please give me the examples how is this being tabulated and compiled step by step or is there any nice explanation?
is billboard top ac same with mediabase top ac?
Sorry I didn't see your response until now.
You can follow whichever airplay formats you like, but for Hot 100 purposes, they are all merged together. As I said previously, those audience updates in the Hot 100 threads are all the Mediabase formats added together. Essentially, that's the only airplay 'format' you'd need to follow for the Hot 100, but if you were to follow the CHR (Top 40) charts, you can get a bigger idea of where the trends are heading considering CHR makes up a big part of overall airplay. Does that help?
As for how it's tabulated/compiled, I'm not the best person to ask, but I believe it's all what I outlined in my previous posts - overall airplay audience impressions from the BDS panel (which is just those Mediabase updates with slight variation) are then added with sales & streaming to form the chart.
I'm not sure about the Billboard AC chart though, I don't know if that one factors in sales as well as airplay. I imagine that if it's solely airplay though that it would be ranked by BDS audience compared to the Mediabase chart which is ranked by spins - shouldn't be all that different.