Media Monday Edmonton: Twitter Statistics

Though numbers are only one part of the story of how local media are using tools like Twitter, I find them interesting nonetheless. I have posted Facebook statistics for the local media a couple times, but never Twitter! In this post, I have taken a snapshot of the local media’s Twitter stats.

The following numbers were all gathered today using Twitter Counter and are sorted by followers.

Organization Followers Following Tweets
Edmonton Journal 47,389 122 76,503
CTV Edmonton 43,933 658 54,336
Global Edmonton 41,037 93 22,409
CBC Edmonton 30,205 407 28,912
Edmonton Sun 20,001 4,294 41,855
SONiC 102.9 15,992 301 29,289
91.7 The Bounce 15,068 15,540 18,596
Avenue Edmonton 13,264 641 5,847
Metro Edmonton 13,125 1,196 27,204
102.3 Now! Radio 13,107 14,386 46,021
Vue Weekly 13,006 420 4,223
CISN Country 103.9 12,617 12,108 23,874
HOT 107 Edmonton 11,306 2,277 24,829
CityNews Edmonton 10,872 158 4,402
BT Edmonton 10,271 2,932 13,913
100.3 The Bear 9,531 5,376 17,506
CKUA Radio 9,049 948 6,323
iNews880 7,517 1,615 40,046
TSN 1260 7,138 746 10,768
630 CHED 6,569 424 21,509
96.3 Capital FM 6,548 571 6,115
104.9 Virgin Edmonton 6,277 306 25,396
K-97 Edmonton 6,199 3,785 11,528
Alberta Primetime 6,155 416 5,365
CJSR 88.5 FM 4,094 733 1,925
up! 99.3 FM 2,224 998 5,980
105.9 Shine FM 1,486 878 4,755
92.5 Fresh FM 1,318 542 14,085
95.7 CRUZ FM 1,292 997 11,533

You can see some other Twitter stats in my State of the Edmonton Twittersphere for 2013. Based on that data, the ten most retweeted local media accounts are:

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. ctvedmonton
  3. globaledmonton
  4. cbcedmonton
  5. metroedmonton
  6. edmontonsun
  7. 925freshfm
  8. cisncountry
  9. inews880
  10. 1049virginyeg

What do you think? Do the numbers make sense given what you know of these organizations on Twitter?

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.