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(io9)   These fascinating graphs pinpoint the exact moment your favorite TV shows went off the rails   (io9.com) divider line 29
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2014-03-29 11:15:26 PM
Uh...I see lots of dots and seemingly random lines.

Someone with a math or statistics degree help me out?
 
2014-03-29 11:20:42 PM

SecretAgentWoman: Uh...I see lots of dots and seemingly random lines.

Someone with a math or statistics degree help me out?


if the line is slanting up, its improving....if it slants down, it's starting to suck. duh.
 
2014-03-29 11:37:13 PM
 
2014-03-29 11:53:15 PM
 
2014-03-29 11:53:25 PM
Didn't we already do this?
 
2014-03-30 12:19:15 AM
Firefly: WHEN SOME ASSHOLE AT FOX AIRED IT OUT OF ORDER THEN CANCELED IT.
 
2014-03-30 12:19:20 AM

HawgWild: Didn't we already do this?


Not quite (see my post above yours). Though I predict we'll end up with pretty much the same conversation.
 
2014-03-30 12:24:55 AM

bdub77: Firefly: WHEN SOME ASSHOLE AT FOX AIRED IT OUT OF ORDER THEN CANCELED IT.


That happened?  I didnt watch it until it was already on Netflix.

I like Supernatural, it's not a favorite but I like it.  That show has officially jumped the shark.
 
2014-03-30 01:15:07 AM
I like how they included Farscape and Stargate Universe.

I frelling miss those shows.
 
2014-03-30 01:19:19 AM

Frederick: bdub77: Firefly: WHEN SOME ASSHOLE AT FOX AIRED IT OUT OF ORDER THEN CANCELED IT.

That happened?  I didnt watch it until it was already on Netflix.

I like Supernatural, it's not a favorite but I like it.  That show has officially jumped the shark.


Is it jumping the shark if you never come back down?
 
2014-03-30 01:19:46 AM
It's IO9, reporting on a link we had last week.  Meta.
 
2014-03-30 01:23:28 AM
Breaking Bad made me chuckle.
 
2014-03-30 01:23:51 AM
Sarah Conner Chronicles was stillborn in the first place.  That story was told in the first two movies. Everything else after that was just milking the franchise.
 
2014-03-30 01:24:37 AM
The link is more useful than screenshots of it.  You can hover your mouse pointer over a dot, and get the episode name and number, and in at least some cases, clicking on it takes you to the IMDB entry, and perhaps a link to the episode on Hulu.
 
2014-03-30 01:26:29 AM
The really should have included Fringe on the list, but I suspect it would have looked terrible across each season.
 
2014-03-30 01:28:26 AM

Lsherm: The really should have included Fringe on the list, but I suspect it would have looked terrible across each season.


Wait, they did include Fringe.  Sorry, I was going off the link from the first time this was posted.
 
2014-03-30 01:38:53 AM
I wonder how "SNL was better back in my day" people will interpret this:

http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0072562

The series trendline is perfectly even.
 
2014-03-30 01:39:18 AM
I don't know what the people on IMDB were smoking when they reviewed Battlestar Galatica, but how the fark does season 4 rank above season 1?
 
2014-03-30 01:39:32 AM
Liesdamned lies, and IMDB ratings.
 
2014-03-30 01:53:43 AM
No DS9 episodes over 9?
 
2014-03-30 01:59:01 AM
Speaking of old shows, I just found this B5 pic, from Claudia Christian's FB feed.

scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-03-30 02:02:50 AM
I was kinda expecting a graphic showing a slow but steady incline, then Lindelof's face, then a plunge to negative numbers.

Actually pretty surprised at how consistent many shows I liked were.
 
2014-03-30 02:07:13 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Uh...I see lots of dots and seemingly random lines.

Someone with a math or statistics degree help me out?


They've graphed the IMBD user ratings for each episode of a series. I work with Excel enough to recognize that the lines are linear regression lines, and there is one line per season. Linear regression lines are the "best fit" straight line to a set of plotted points, or the line with the least possible deviation from the dataset. They give you a general idea of the direction of the trend.

If the lines slope up, it means that the ratings are tending to improve  during that season. That is, people have tended to rate the later episodes of that season more highly than the earlier ones (it finished strong). The midpoint of each line gives you the average rating for the season represented by the line.
 
2014-03-30 02:09:49 AM
www.rachelcericola.com
 
2014-03-30 02:14:17 AM

JimmySlicings: [www.rachelcericola.com image 400x353]


A week ago, I had family visiting, and we were looking at the graphs together.  My sister said 'So, does it work on non-nerd shows?'  Of course it did, but those weren't the ones I was interested in, for the most part.
 
2014-03-30 07:19:09 AM

pchouky: SecretAgentWoman: Uh...I see lots of dots and seemingly random lines.

Someone with a math or statistics degree help me out?

They've graphed the IMBD user ratings for each episode of a series. I work with Excel enough to recognize that the lines are linear regression lines, and there is one line per season. Linear regression lines are the "best fit" straight line to a set of plotted points, or the line with the least possible deviation from the dataset. They give you a general idea of the direction of the trend.

If the lines slope up, it means that the ratings are tending to improve  during that season. That is, people have tended to rate the later episodes of that season more highly than the earlier ones (it finished strong). The midpoint of each line gives you the average rating for the season represented by the line.


I know that this thread is red now, but I wanted to say that was an excellent explanation. I bow to your skills, sir.
 
2014-03-30 08:27:20 AM
The problem with these charts is that they are using IMDB scores, and those are farking moronic.

/did find it amusing that TNG was pretty consistant, except for one dot that wandered off towards the bottom of the graph.
//dollars to donuts that it was "Shades of Grey."
 
2014-03-30 02:03:07 PM
Wow, thank you for the TF, SecretAgentWoman! Glad my post was valuable.
 
2014-03-30 05:22:33 PM

Alphax: JimmySlicings: [www.rachelcericola.com image 400x353]

A week ago, I had family visiting, and we were looking at the graphs together.   My sister said 'So, does it work on non-nerd shows?'  Of course it did, but those weren't the ones I was interested in, for the most part.


You should have said "No, because nobody cares about those."
 
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