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Significant Digits For Friday, April 22, 2016

Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.

0 female directors

Zero women are scheduled to direct films at 20th Century Fox and Paramount through 2018. TheWrap found that men are set to direct the next 22 scheduled films from Fox (TheWrap excluded the art-house studio Fox Searchlight) and 25 films from Paramount. [The Wrap]

1 female CEO

In 2015, 359 new chief executives were named at the top 2,500 companies globally, according to a new study by Strategy&. Of those 359 new CEO’s, 10 were women. And of the 87 new chief executives appointed in the U.S. and Canada from that group, only one — Andrea Greenberg, CEO of MSG Networks — was a woman. [The Washington Post]


Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs threw a no-hitter Thursday, leading the Cubs to a 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were rather sanguine about the whole affair, all things considered. [ESPN]

56 percent

According to a new poll from SurveyMonkey, that’s the percentage of Americans who believe replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is the right call. [SurveyMonkey]

120 days

Amount of time Douglas Hughes, the Florida mailman who last year landed a gyrocopter onto the West Lawn of the Capitol Building to protest campaign finance laws, will spend in prison as a result of his guilty plea to America’s worst parking job ever. [POLITICO]

77.6 million

Number of Americans who live in ZIP codes where Amazon has begun to offer same day delivery. However, a Bloomberg analysis of census tracts and delivery zones found that black and other minority populations are underserved in some of the 27 metropolitan areas where Amazon offers the service. [Bloomberg]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.