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Null and Alternative Hypotheses about Nielsen Survey

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Based on the Nielsen survey, the local CBS affiliate claims that its 11:00 pm newscast reaches $41\%$ of the viewing audience in the area. A recent survey of $100$ viewers revealed that $36\%$ indicated that they watch the late evening news on this local station.

What is the appropriate null hypothesis in this study?

A

Null: $P = 0.36$

B

Null: $P = 0.41$

C

Null: $P ≠ 0.36$

D

Null: $µ = 0.41$