The Dashboard provides you with an overview of your live and historical stats based on the stations, daypart and time period selected. This unique view offers 4 sections containing vital information on your audio content.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Basic Information
- Headline Information
- Top Real-Time Stations
- Listeners Graph
- Countries, Platforms & Devices
How time periods affect the data displayed
Total Listening Hours
Total Listening Hours information is based on the stations, daypart and time period selected at the top of the page. Where no daypart is selected, the stats will start from 00:00 on the first day to 00:00 on the last day of the date range. Where the last day of the date range in the present, the data reflected will be up to the last completed hour.
Here is an example of date ranges applied to the data between 7 February and 9 February:
Date range: 00:00 7 February 2021 to 00:00 9 February 2021
Here is an example of the same date range when the end date is the present date, considering it is 14:15 on 9 February 2021:
Date range: 00:00 7 February 2021 to 14:00 9 February 2021 (the last completed hour was at 14:00)
The information displayed in the Listener graph is based on the stations, daypart and time period selected at the top of the page. The x-axis of the graph is based on UTC time. This is important to note when your timezone differs from UTC. The data displayed in the graph will be accurate according to the selected timezone (for example the data for 6 am will be legitimately for 6 am of your timezone), but the graph will reflect the data based on UTC.
Here is an example of how the graph displays information for the time 06:00 UCT +2:
Note that when you hover over the graph, the information displayed will be accurate.
What filters are applied to the data
Active Sessions have a 60-second filter applied in an attempt to provide insight into valid and engaged listeners. This is especially important for customers who monetise their online audience as this is the metric advertisers are interested in and rate 'valid audience' at.
Total Sessions Started Today
Total Sessions Started Today have a 1-second filter applied to minimise the distorting effects of snooper bots or traffic manipulation. This means that a listener has to remain connected to the stream for at least 1 second before they will be counted as a valid session start.
All stats relating to Historic stats also has a 1-second filter applied to it to limit the data shown to 'valid' data.
To ensure the accuracy of data based on the filters mentioned above, the Listener graph shows information in intervals of 15 minutes, which creates a smoother graph based on the aggregate information over the 15-minute window. The Listener graph is also near real-time, meaning there is around a 15-minute delay before audience data will be visible in the graph to account for the above.
|Active Sessions||Current Active Sessions (real-time)|
|Total Sessions Started Today||Number of valid sessions started since 00:00 today|
|Total Listening Hours||Total listening hours based on time periods selected|
|Stations||Number of stations selected to display stats|
Top Real-Time Stations
Top Real-Time Stations show the top 5 stations associated with your account based on the stations selected in the top right of your page. If you have less than 5 stations you will see all your selected stations ranked from highest to lowest in terms of their traffic. You will also see the Sessions Started (SS) and Active Sessions (AS) for these stations.
The Listeners graph shows you a trail of Session Peaks over the time period you have selected. Sessions Peaks consider the Session Started filter of a minimum of 1-second connection before being counted. Hovering over the graph will show you the timestamp and number of concurrent connections at that time.
Note that when longer time periods are selected, for example, a month, the interval will change to daily highest session peak. For example, looking at the data for 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021, when hovering over the graph, the Session Peak will show the highest peak of the day.
Countries, Platforms & Devices
Countries, Platforms and Devices are all historical stats based on the station, daypart and time period selected. At a glance, these charts provide information on your top country, platform and devices based on the highest session peak over the time period.
Hovering over each segment in the chart will change the information to be relevant to taht segment, showing you the country, platform or device, highest recorded session peak and percentage Total Listening Hours against overall Total Listening Hours.