It’s a list to check out occasionally, this “powergrid” at Mediaite.com that attempts to measure who’s got the most juice in several media genres — TV, print, online.
The last time we checked out the list (linked here) for 290 TV reporters, ESPN’s Erin Andrews is atop the list. Based on its “algorithm” that “weights some metrics more than others.” Such as TV airtime, Google buzz and blog buzz.
There, this mention alone should keep her there.
In Google buzz alone, her 1.25 million hits are as ridiculous high (but actually No. 2 overall to someone named Claire Shipman, a Senior National Correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America”) but Andrews’ blog buzz and news buzz numbers are higher than anyone’s in the category. Yet, she’s only No. 45 in “network/show viewership.”
The rest of the list may put into perspective how out of wack this list really is.
No. 2: Jack Taper, the Senior White House Correspondent for ABC News. Never heard of him.
No. 3: Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent for NBC News and on “Meet the Press.” Ditto on notoriety.
Nos. 4 and 5: Morley Safer and Mike Wallace. “60 Minutes” of fame.
No. 14: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
No. 18: ESPN’s Michael Smith (ug)
No. 27: ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio
No. 108: Christiane Amanpour
No. 112: ESPN’s Shelley Smith
No. 140: Luke Russert
No. 141: ESPN’s Suzy Kolber
No. 203: Armen Keteyian
As for the list of radio hosts (linked here), Jim Rome comes in at No. 20, the highest of any sports-related shows.
What does it all mean? Can’t be certain, since we’re only sure about what it says on the side of the pool — 1 feet, 2 feet, 5 feet, 12 feet…. That’s what matters most when you’re trying to pick your lost trucks off the bottom without no one noticing.
As for Andrews, another measure of her “notice” factor was revealed on p2pnetnews.com (linked here).