This week, Monday By the Numbers tilts nostalgically to Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John and Cindy Williams, with stats tagged to Reba and Brooks & Dunn, Chippendales and Human Nature.
Let’s roll the data:
50: Years that Olivia Newton-John has been in show business.
24: Number of years ONJ has been a cancer “thriver.”
100 million: Albums sold by ONJ.
10: No. 1 hits by ONJ.
1: Position in the Nielsen ratings for “Laverne & Shirley” from September 1977 to September 1978. (The show’s co-star, Cindy Williams, is currently starring in “Menopause The Musical at Harrah’s through Aug. 28).
222: The room number for the show in which Williams made one of her earliest TV appearances, in “Room 222.”
77: Position of “American Graffiti,” one of Williams’ earliest films, on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” list of the top movies of the 20th century,
116,000: Twitter followers for Kix Brooks.
278,300: Twitter followers for Ronnie Dunn.
1.62 million:Twitter followers for Reba McEntire.
6,000: Performances by Chippendales at the Rio, notched July 6.
10 million: Calendars sold by Chippendales since 1981.
2,115,459: People who will see Chippendales in Las Vegas or on tour this year.
12,243: Fruit of the Loom T-shirts to be torn off this year.
4: Sets of pink, gold, pewter and blue blazers and black jeans worn by Human Nature at Sands Showroom at Venetian Las Vegas.
7: Costume changes in the Human Nature show.
90: Minutes in a Human Nature show.
46: Songs sung or referenced in the HN show.
0: Performances of the song “Human Nature” in the Human Nature show.