Television

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✚ A Better Chart, Limitations Considered: Exit Poll Results (The Process #77)

Welcome to a new segment where I try to put my self in the shoes of someone who made a bad chart and try to make it better. Read More

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Visualizing the Friends sitcom

Marion Rouayroux, a graphic designer and a big fan of the show Friends, collated a bunch of data about the sitcom. Then she visualized the data with a series of information graphics. Tags: Friends, television

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Game of Thrones books versus television series

I think I started watching Game of Thrones around the fourth season (my wife gave me the cliffs notes), so I’ve missed a bunch, but I’ve seen enough now where I have to know what happens from here on out. For those deeper into it, here’s a comparison between the books and the television series by Alyssa Karla Mungcal, Jocelyn Tan, and Pooja Sharma. The above is an overview, but...

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Millions of internet-connected TVs track viewing habits

Sapna Maheshwari for The New York Times on Samba TV software running on smart televisions: Once enabled, Samba TV can track nearly everything that appears on the TV on a second-by-second basis, essentially reading pixels to identify network shows and ads, as well as programs on HBO and even video games played on the TV. Samba TV has even offered advertisers the ability to base their targeting on whether people...

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U.S. culture through TV show geography

Map who “likes” television shows on Facebook, by ZIP code, and you get a good idea of cultural boundaries. This is what Josh Katz for the Upshot did for 50 of the most liked shows in the United States, finding three distinct regions: “cities and their suburbs; rural areas; and what we’re calling the extended Black Belt.” Tags: facebook, television, Upshot

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An analysis of The Simpsons

The Simpsons is in its 27th season. That’s a lot of d’ohs. Todd W. Schneider had a look at the dialogue over the years, prominent characters, and declining ratings. Did I mention 27 seasons? How is that even possible? Tags: television, The Simpsons

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