IMDB ratings of Trek over time

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Masao, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    A new website, Graph TV, automatically graphs IMDB ratings of TV episodes over time. ( http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com ). While IMDB ratings are suspect, the results are still interesting.

    TOS: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0060028
    TAS: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0069637
    TNG: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0092455
    DS9: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0106145
    Voyager: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0112178
    Enterprise: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0244365

    The number at the end of the URL is the IMBD code number for the series.

    Note: Thanks, dg1379. Fixed it.
     
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  2. dg1379

    dg1379 Commander Red Shirt

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  3. UUS Contrarian

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    Voyager had some great episodes at the end. Too bad it started mediocre at best.
     
  4. DS9forever

    DS9forever Commodore Commodore

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    I don't agree with the IMDb ratings of the actual series, but the episode ratings are pretty accurate.
     
  5. Ro_Laren

    Ro_Laren Commodore Commodore

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    Interesting. I've never seen that before.
     
  6. Alrik

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    I'm kind of surprised by how accurate the episode ratings seem to be. Pretty cool.
     
  7. Salinga

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  8. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm surprised by the Battlestar Galactica trends. I thought it was widely considered late season 1 - early season 3 was the heyday of the show, but the ratings put season 4 as the highest. I thought season 4 was considered the weakest.

    For long running TV series it's hard to take average ratings too seriously. Shows with 26 episode seasons have such varied writing staffs that there's going to be wide swings in quality between episodes. To me, episodic shows are best judged by their best episodes, not all their episodes.

    Especially in the age of Netflix, a series is just as good as its greatest subset of episodes. Don't like Shades of Grey? In your world it doesn't exist, so it doesn't count.
     
  9. RAMA

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    Interesting. Many series go up over time. Enterprise is doing well in retrospect apparently. DS9 is all over the place!!!

    Most large polls bother me. Too many people rate episodes in their mind as "good" or "bad" rather than considering a balance, so we see a lot of "A" grades, but also a lot of "F" grades or the equivalent number grade.

    RAMA
     
  10. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Polls and such are funny barometers of what's good/bad or anything in-between. It's one of the many reasons I don't like Facebook: the 'like' button. Someone posts a cute picture of their kid, fine. But when someone posts a missing dog, or abused child story...it just doesn't seem right, and inaccurately represents one's feelings, to click 'like'.

    If a poll of annual incomes polls 500 people who earn one dollar a year, and 500 who make ten million dollars a year, the average income according to the "scientific poll" would be five million dollars a year. Is that accurate to the reality? :shrug:

    The graphs shown here aren't quite as bad as that, but still...