American Idol: less than 10% call completion rate?
bicknell at ufp.org
Tue May 27 12:44:45 UTC 2003
Since the final vote was so close, it does make you wonder if they
were simply overloaded. This is an extreme WAG, since I have no
clue how some of the circuit switched stuff worked, but if you had
say 4 Million Call per hour capacity for each number, and say 20
Million call per hour attempts per number each number would basically
count at the rate your equipment could count - 4 Million calls per
hour per line, or 8 Million total per hour, or about 24 million in
the three hours allotted.
The end results would be the nearly 50/50 distribution seen in the
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