I find the "public" meter is not a good representation of the whole public. Remember, the "public" meter is only the studio audience.
You have to ask yourself first, "How many people are in the studio audience?"
Next, you have to ask this, "Are these people the best representation of the whole public?"
Let's get even more specific, "Is this studio audience the best representation of the whole entire voting audience that watches Sa Re Ga Ma Pa?"
Please note that Sa Re Ga Ma Pa also airs overseas as well as all over India. People from overseas in the past were allowed to vote via online voting.
So, all in all, I do not feel like it is an accurate measure of the whole entire audience watching Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Majority of viewers have a better knowledge of good music and performances.
Sorry for getting all technical here, but as a researcher who LOVES statistics, I have to think about all angles of the population.
Edited by tulipbaby53 - 29 October 2012 at 8:03am