In a recent on-line debate with a feminist, the moderator had salivated over the long introduction listing the academic and professional successes of the feminist and then introduced his other guest with 5 words “Sargon has a Youtube channel.”
Perhaps he did not know that an average Sargon video is watched by 200,000 persons and that The Guardian sells 164,000 print copies of its newspaper.
According to Sargon’s own survey his audience is 95% male. 73% not religious or atheist
55% lefty libertarians, 35% right libertarians, 4 % left authoritarian & 7% right authoritarian
Ages 13-17 5% 18-24 32% 25-34 42% 35-44 12% 45-54 5% 55-64 2% 65+ 2%
72 million views, 5.5 million a month, 320,000 subs
Here are some more comparisons of subscribers
The Times 404,155
Sargon of Akkad 320,000 (up 12,000 in 16 days)
Financial Times 198,237
The Guardian 164,163
City A.M. 97,259
The Spectator 63,906*
The Independent 55,193
TV audience for specific programs (generally the 30th most popular)
UK Channel 4 “The Simpsons” 800,00
Sargon of Akkad “Social Justice Losers” 395,244
Entire TV channels
UK Sky 1+1 has 275,000 viewers with an average of 2 minutes = 550,000 mins
Sargon “This week in Stupid” 220,000 viewers for up to 20 minutes = 4.4 Million mins
A Sargon video is seen by around 200,000 persons which is a similar reach as a print article in the FT, and more than the reach of a print article in The Guardian.
As the figure for the entire Guardian print edition is less than a Sargon video, it is probable that he has more reach and therefore more influence than any journalist at the Guardian.
British Newspaper Circulation