The Numbers: Week 43

Not much has changed in the past month. Countdown’s slight rise at issue 16 proved to be just a temporary jump, as numbers were back to pre-blip levels by issue 12. Overall, it’s as if January’s rise never happened, with week 40 sliding right back into the week 1-35 decline.

As was the case with 52, the general curves seem to be leveling out — probably a combination of two factors: 1. There is bound to be a smaller and smaller number of readers who get fed up with each issue, as there is a smaller and smaller numbers reading each issue, and 2. As we get closer to the end of the series, there may be a bit of renewed interest in seeing where this was all going.