Which usage is correct?

  1. This is shown in/on the forecast.

  2. The numbers are in/on the forecast.

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You would usually use "in the forecast"

"In the forecast" means that the forecast has predicted some results(/outcome/event) and you are talking about what the results are.

The only time you might use "on the forecast" is if you meant "the forecast" to be a TV show or other media. For example, if you had watched the weather forecast on TV, you might say "I saw on the (weather) forecast that it will rain".

This is a similar construct to other TV shows: "I saw it on Eastenders yesterday" but using "the forecast" to mean a specific TV show or segment of a TV show with revolves solely around a forecast of some type.

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    “On the forecast” might also be used if pointing at a chart of future sales predictions or similar. Basically when there is something tangible where the forecast can be found.
    – jwpfox
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 2:37
  • Just to make sure I am understanding this usage, would we also use "on the forecast" when we are trying to explain what a graph shows? That is when we are explaining something physical or tangible like a graph.
    – Student
    Commented Nov 28, 2020 at 19:28

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