"Ranked 2" Week in Review — March 26, 2018

The week in number 2s, second superaltives, statistics and information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second-Ranked Books on the New York Times Best-Seller Lists

Combined Print and E-Book Fiction

CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham

A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME by Stephen Hawking

The British cosmologist reviews efforts to create a unified theory of the universe; first published in 1988.

Hardcover Fiction

THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.

Hardcover Nonfiction

FIRE AND FURY by Michael WolffFire and Fury

A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

Paperback Nonfiction

BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

Young Adult Hardcover

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.

Childrens Middle Grade Hardcover

THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES by Peter Brown

In a sequel to “The Wild Robot,” Roz plots to leave the farm and reunite with her son.

Series Books

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney

The travails and challenges of adolescence.

Picture Books

PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

A certain rabbit needs Pete's help.

 

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Music

Spotify — Number 2 Song (03/26/2018)

Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) by Post Malone

Itunes — Number 2 Song (03/26/2018)

Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) - Bebe Rexha

Media

Last Week's Second-Most Widely Viewed Article on the Wall Street Journal (week ending March 21)

"Donald Trump and John Kelly Reach Truce" — President Donald Trump and John Kelly have settled on a truce, at least temporarily, to keep the chief of staff in place as the White House grapples with the turbulence of several senior departures and the prospect of further changes to come.

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of March 12, 2018 — most recent)

Voice (NBC), 7.1 rating, 11.8 million viewersUMBC vs. Kansas State

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of March 12, 2018 — most recent)

NCAA Basketball: UMBC vs. Kansas State (TRUTV), 2.5 rating, 4.6 million viewers

Number-2-Ranked "Console and PC Video Game to Buy Next" (week of March 17, 2018 — most recent)

Far Cry 5

Number-2-Ranked "Most-liked Mobile Game" (week of March 17, 2018 — most recent)

Pokemon Go

Economics

Second-Richest Person in the World

Bill Gates — total net worth: $92.9 billion

U.S. States with the Second-Lowest Unemployment Rates1

North Dakota 2.6%
New Hampshire 2.6%

U.S. States with the Second-Highest Unemployment Rate2

New Mexico 5.8%

Country with the Second-Highest Unemployment Rate (3/19/2018)

Greece, 20.9%

Country with the Second-Lowest Unemployment Rate (3/19/2018)

Ukraine, 1.5%

 

Military

Country with the second-biggest military budget

China: $215 billion. (U.S. at #1 with $611 billion)

Worlds number-2-ranked arms-producing company (2016 latest data)

Boeing: $20.9 billion in sales. (Lockheed Martin Corp. #1)

 

 

  1. Feb 2018, latest preliminary data, seasonally adjusted not counting Puerto Rico. State with lowest unemployment rate: Hawai'i, 2.1%
  2. Feb 2018, latest preliminary data, seasonally adjusted not counting Puerto Rico. State with highest unemployment rate: Alaska, 7.3%
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03/26/2018

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