I hope I can explain this in an understandable way, but it is sort of complicated. So, the below 3 songs are 1-3 on the MEDIABASE RADIO CHARTS as of 3pm this afternoon. Mediabase updates their charts throughout the day. This chart tracks how many times any particular song gets played on the radio. The Country charts have a total of I believe 125 stations that report their playlists. Now this list of stations changes, gets added to, subtracted from, So all of this can effect spin totals.Originally Posted by harleychick;2135154;
lw tW Artist Title TW Lw Move AI
1 1 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Before He Cheats 5057 5116 -59 44.209
2 2 RASCAL FLATTS My Wish 4581 4451 130 39.388
3 3 KENNY CHESNEY You Save Me 4471 4460 11 38.745
lw = what chart position the song held at this time last week BHC was #1
tw = where the song stands as of the most recent update BHC is #1
Artist & Title are pretty self explanatory
TW = How many spins the song has had during the past 7 days. BHC has had 5057
LW = How many spins the song had the 7 days prior to the current week. BHC had 5116
Move= The difference from one week to the next. BHC for example had 59 more spins last week than this week, so we see -59
AI= Audience Impressions, here's where it gets wierd. These reporting stations report how many times they played the song each day & what time of day the song was played. Now Mediabase takes the Arbitron ratings for these stations that tells them the expected amount of people that are listening to any particular station at any particular time of day. They take this amount of people & multiply it times the spin, add up the figures & we get the total amount of potential Audience that should have heard a particular song.
So for BHC they multiply 5077 spins by that anticipated Audience & we get an expected Audience of 44,209,000 people that should have heard Before He Cheats this week.
The most important position is as of the last update on Sunday Night. That is the one that determines the final rankings for the week. So you can see that Before He Cheats as of this afternnon has a 476 spin lead for the week over My Wish by Rascal Flatts & a 4,821,000 lead in Audience. This is an enormous lead to make up in just the 3 days left in the week. And it looks almost insurmountable for next week as well. So, we can say with some degree of surity that Carrie will spend at least 3 and possibly 4 weeks at #1.
I hope that is clear. I can tell you it is quite fun to follow & try to figure out what is going to happen next.
Now to answer your other question. There will definitely be at least one more single released. Carrie isn't scheduled to go into the studio to start the next album until after the first of the year. So do to Holiday music & such I wouldn't expect to see the next single until Jan. at the earliest. Then with the way the charts work, that should take her into Mar. or Apr. & we should at that time hear the first single from the second album. Rumors swerling around are that the next one will be Wasted, but there has been no official word.