Wednesday, December 21, 2005

UK Christmas Chart - Sales Update;

Wednesday Sales Update - HMV Oxford Street checked their computer for Special Bets. HMV say that TODAY at HMV "That's My Goal" is outselling JCB by 30%. Special Bets is surprised that the difference is not greater as this is the first day "That's My Goal" has been available - so there should be a lot of "Pent Up" demand. The JCB Song is still outselling "That's My Goal" today on Itunes who have a 50% share of the UK download market.

Cummulative numbers; Sun - Tues;

Singles
1 NIZLOPI 55,063
2 POGUES 17,538
3 WESTLIFE FT DIANA ROSS 13,168
4 EMINEM 10,725
5 PUSSYCAT DOLLS 10,163
6 CRAZY FROG 9,863
7 MADONNA 9,391
8 COLDPLAY 9,374
9 GIRLS ALOUD 9,286
10 JAMES BLUNT 7,686

Albums
1 Eminem 110,000
2 Robbie 87,000
3 J Blunt

Hat Tip to Andy @ Haven

Analysis- what does this mean?

According to Sky News, Shayne Ward's "That's My Goal" has had 46,000 downloads ahead of his release today. So Nizlopi run into today with a small (9000) lead in sales.
Shayne will undoubtably take a significant lead after his release today, but the Nizlopi sales are certainly very healthy and perhaps still growing on a daily basis -22,241 in a day assuming no further growth would mean a weekly total of 143,964 - good but probably not good enough to catch the X Factor who look like getting around 200,000 by week end. We would need to see significant growth tomorrow for catching X Factor to be a remote possibility. Special Bets.


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