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By the numbers: Radio ranks Season 7's finalists – Idol Chatter – USATODAY.com

Whatâ„¢s the difference between winning american idol and simply placing? Itâ„¢s massive when it comes to radio airplay. Iâ„¢ve been around with Mediabase numbers all , trying to find the different stories they can tell. And this 's a doozy: Iâ„¢ve ranked last seasonâ„¢s 12 finalists according to the radio theyâ„¢ve received. Naturally, David Cook, David Archuleta and Kristy Lee Cook outpace the other nine, since they had major-label record deals and a corresponding level of promotion. But the amount of fall-off between the not-really-successful Cook and the next-most-played finalist is simply staggering.

By the numbers: Radio ranks Season 7’s finalists – Idol Chatter – USATODAY.com.



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