4DVD’s Q4 In Numbers

Wednesday, August 4 2010
4DVD’s Q4 In Numbers

Seeing as its 4DVD, the company’s Q4, and a whole host of number-related stuff, we thought we’d present its line-up for the final months of 2010 in a slightly different way, looking at 4DVD’s strong performance last year and setting out the stall for its relevant titles this time around. So here is 4DVD’s Q4 in numbers…

16 – The percentage by which Q4 sales rose in 2009 for 4DVD

19 – The number of percentage points by which volume sales rose for 4DVD in the same period

Two – The market share in percentage points, achieved in the overall market by 4DVD in 2009, up from 1.6 per cent the previous year

5.5 – 4DVD’s share of the television market in 2009, up from 4.7 per cent the previous year

16.4 – The percentage share of the special interest market enjoyed by 4DVD in 2009, up almost five points on the previous year, buoyed by its strong comedy performance

One – the place achieved in the overall TV market by Inbetweeners in 2009, making it THE TV success story of last year

Four – the number of 4DVD comedy titles in the top six bestselling stand-up titles of 2009

Five – the number of 4DVD titles in the overall top 50 sellers of 2009

Six – the number of 4DVD titles in the overall top 100 sellers of 2009

Seven – the number of key titles 4DVD is planning to release in Q4 this year

1 million – the number of units shifted by Inbetweeners across its two series and one box set releases

2.72 million – the average viewing figures for new comedy launch Miranda, starring Miranda Hart, when originally aired on BBC2. With a new series due to air this autumn, and 4DVD’s DVD release of the first timed to coincide, the company believes she has real potential to grow

1986 – The year that This Is England ‘86, Shane Meadows’ TV series follow-up to his hugely successful feature, This Is England, is set in. From what 4DVD showed at its Q4 presentation, the series is set to feature that year’s World Cup, Maradona’s hand of God and all, and is a perfect time capsule of music from that year, headed up by, in the extended trailer The Raygun has seen, the likes of The Smiths’ Panic

733,000 – The number of units sold by This Is England

500,000 – The viewing figures when Misfits was launched on E4

1.1 million – The viewing figures when Misfits recently transferred to C4. The series has continued to grow in popularity, with consistent weekly sales since its DVD bow. 4DVD is expecting big things from the second series, due to air on arrive on DVD this autumn

700,000 – the average number of viewers that tuned into BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News; BBC3’s number one rated studio based entertainment show

30 – the total in minutes of additional, exclusive content that the DVD of Russell Howard’s Good News will feature

1 million – total units sales of Jimmy Carr live DVDs, aross five titles

175,000 – total unit sales of Carr’s last live release

Eight – the number, out of 10 cats: the programme Carr is to appear in again this autumn, as well as a new series of C4’s Comedy Roasts, ensuring the profile of arguably the hardest working man in comedy is kept high throughout the autumn

350,000 – the number of people who will see Jimmy Carr on his current tour, his biggest yet

Two – the number of major TV programmes that Carr is set to guest appear in in the week of launch (from November 8), to plug his DVD

200,000 – total year end sales of Rhod Gilbert’s debut stand-up DVD

295,000 – the number of units of the debut stand-up DVD sold by Frankie Boyle in 2008, the fourth best of that year

300,000 – the number of DVDs sold by Frankie Boyle last year, with little or no promotion and no new release, still making him the third bestselling comic in the final quarter

102 – the number of sold out live shows played by Frankie Boyle this year

200,000 – the total number of people expected to see him on stage on 2010

1.5 million – the number of Film4 units sold since 4DVD relaunched over 100 titles on DVD/Blu-ray

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