Why would they show the smaller number of accounts when they can show the much more pleasing amount of toons?
I would say the account range is in the 500k to 1M range with that captain number. Why? Look at the ships; There are only 10 Million ships in service, or 5 per captain. I know I have 20+ ships on my main and 5 ish on my 2 alts each. To offset me and others like me, there must be a lot of people with just 1 ship per captain. Likewise, there's going to be a lot of accounts with just 1 captain to offset the few with 5, 10, or more captains.