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The Numbers Game: Measuring Audiences in the Data Age
People who fear numbers are said to suffer from numerophobia or arithmophobia. There are even those who fear specific numbers like number 7 (heptaphobics) or number 13 (triskaidekaphobics). Audience measurement is a discipline swimming in numbers and, with the emergence of Big Data to supplement or even replace more traditional survey approaches in many cases, now throws out even more numbers.