Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Dec 19-25

With Christmas arriving the last day of the week, there are not a lot of bullets out there on some charts. So, no reason for panic, yet. If your favourite Idol even tumbled a few spots, it may be because they were pushed back by a Christmas song or two. The charts will start to right themselves this week, but there will still be a lot of year-end countdown shows crowding out the newer songs. Wait until the following week before we see the complete rebounds.

The only bullets for the artists we watch are for Christmas songs and for James Durbin on the Christmas song resisting Active Rock chart. Both Glee and the Haley/Casey duet are seeing increases for Christmas songs. Kelly Clarkson continues to have a very comfortable lead on the top of the HAC chart. Javier Colon has fallen off the HAC chart and Mandisa was completely crowded out of the CAC chart by Christmas songs (from 22nd last week).

This week is iTunes gift card redemption week. While the ranking charts we see won’t seem much different, the underlying numbers will be huge. In 2009 Ke$ha’s “TikTo” moved 610K to top the chart and “Replay” sold 447K while “Bad Romance” sold 445K. Every song in the top 10 sold more than 250K. Every song in the top 20 sold more than 154K. Every song in the top 34 sold more than 100K. Meanwhile, top 50 was good for around 75K and top 100 for 42K. For those people out there that still aren’t impressed, keep in mind that Christmas fell on a Friday that year. That’s basically one crummy week (the week before Christmas is a bad week for iTunes) plus Saturday and Sunday to redeem gift cards. Last year, we didn’t get a numbers leak, but many Idols saw triple digit percentage increases in sales with only one day to redeem those cards.

Casey James:
“Let’s Don’t Call it a Night” 35 Country (33)

“Crawling Back To You”: 9 HAC (9), 41 AC (34), 48 Pop (47)

David Cook:
“Fade Into Me”: 36 HAC (35)

Glee Cast:
“Deck the Rooftop”: 48 AC 48
“Extraordinary Merry Christmas” ^39 AC (45)
“Jingle Bells”: ^47 AC 52

Haley Reinhart/Casey Abrams:
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”: ^45 AC (59)

James Durbin:
“Stand Up”: ^45 Active Rock (44)

Jennifer Hudson:
“I Got This”: 22 UAC (22)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”: 22 AC (20)
“Mr. Know It All”: 1 HAC (1), 16 AC (15), 13 Pop (12)

Lauren Alaina:
“Georgia Peaches”: 45 Country (39)

Scotty McCreery:
“The Trouble With Girls”: 25 Country (26)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week

Adds listed on AllAccess:
Jan 16: HAC: Kelly Clarkson: “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Jan 17: Pop: Kelly Clarkson: “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Jan 23: HAC: Adam Lambert: “Better Than I know Myself”
Jan 31: Pop: Adam Lambert: “Better Than I know Myself”
This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.

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