The March stats are in and there were a whopping 2,624,890 downloads of our shows from AOL in March. Here's how many downloads by show in a four week period:
TWiT: 262,193 (TWiT 44)
Security Now: 107,891 (SN 31)
Inside the Net: 49,823 (ITN 13)
Daily Giz Wiz: 23,057 (DGW 10)
Shows continue to be downloaded long after they're published (50,000 people downloaded the 2/19 TWiT in March, for example) so the total numbers are signifantly larger.
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My apologies. Earlier this week on the Radio Leo feed I linked to a podcast interview I did with Unrestricted Radio. I should have listened to the rest of the show. I've been told it was quite profane.
If you subscribe to the Radio Leo feed please be warned that the rest of the Unrestricted Radio show is for adults only. If you find that offensive, please delete the file from your system.
I know a great many kids subscribe to my feeds and I sincerely apologize for not being more careful about screening the third-party content. It won't happen again.
Thanks to the 3rd Dragoons who have spotted a few tagged barriers at Cedar II in Iraq about 4 hours north of Kuwait border. I gather they've seen some Digg tags, too.
Thanks, guys! Stay safe and come home soon!
- Amber MacArthur (commandN, TWiT)
- Darren Kitchen (Hak.5)
- Leo Laporte (TWiT)
- Mike Lazazzera (commandN)
- Wess Tobler (Hak.5)
You're invited to join us for a live taping of this WEEK in TECH, Friday, March 3, at the Apple Store in San Francisco.
Our cast will include Screen Savers Patrick Norton and Kevin Rose, Molly Wood of CNET's Buzz Report, former ABC tech reporter, Gina Smith, and Apple founder, Steve Wozniak. Special guest: Merlin Mann of 43folders.
The show begins at 6:30 (that's the show where I rush around setting up equipment like a madman), tape rolls at 7p. We will be video taping so wear your TWiTiest gear.
I will have TWiT pocket protectors, buttons, pens, and toothbrushes to give away. And if Apple lets me, Ubuntu Linux discs for the first 50 people. Join the fun tomorrow evening in San Fran. See you there!
Hi, gang! Here's the latest from TWiT.tv.
You may have noticed that I've changed the header a little. That's to prepare for a complete site redesign and rebranding coming soon. Amber and her team at arktyp have completed the design and now it's up to me to get it working in Drupal. I'll post a beta link when it's actually doing something.
The rebranding is to emphasize the fact that this is a network of shows. Our flagship is this WEEK in TECH or TWiT, and the network is TWiT.tv.
I'm almost done with adding shows, but there are a couple of more I think we need to do. John and I working on a new Triangulation to cover the AOL Goodmail controversy, that should be out later this week, and I've started developing a Linux/Open Source weekly show (FLOSS Weekly - thanks to zeke123 for the name!), much like Inside the Net, featuring important open source software and its developers. I think we'll use Triangulation for single topic specials - neither John nor I have the time to do it weekly.
Download numbers are in from AOL. These are downloads from 2/1-2/19/2006 and don't include BitTorrent or mirrors.
TWiT 41: 261,229
Security Now 25: 100,845
Inside the Net 10: 45,447
No Daily Giz Wiz or MacBreak stats yet, but that puts us over 400,000 downloads per week. That's something like a medium cable channel (well bigger than TechTV anyway) so I think we're doing very well, ahead of all our projections. And we're still growing fast.
We are pitching advertisers now, and we've got some bites, but I'm holding out for just the right relationship.
The TWiT.tv store is under development. We've got some great items and hope to launch before summer.
My deepest thanks for the volunteer efforts of all our hosts and our production partners, Pixel Corps. Thanks to AOL Radio, who now pushes well over a terabyte a day of data for us. And most of all, thanks to our donors and listeners. We couldn't do this without you.
Just to set the record straight... from Ricky Gervais's website:
Ricky Gervais and his team were today awarded the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast, gaining an average of 261,670 downloads per episode of 'The Ricky Gervais Show' during its first month.
I love Ricky Gervais, and as far as I'm concerned his hysterical podcast deserves every award in the book, but, I'm sorry, it is definitely not the "most downloaded podcast."