Some Top Gear Stats

Lediur

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
17
Location
Houston, Texas
So after reading numerous discussion threads about Top Gear going downhill, I decided to do some stats crunching of my own.

Using the polls from this very forum (from Season 11 onwards, as the previous episodes didn't have polls), I constructed a few graphs with the feedback ratings.

The numbers speak for themselves. Please note that 14x06's votes are still subject to change.

(Caution: Large images.)

TGFRP-20091228.png

TGFRN-20091228.png

TGSF-20091228.png


The first chart shows the review score percentages per episode. This is the most accurate graph as it accounts for the large variations in reviewer turnout.

The second chart shows the number of review score votes per episode. With this graph you can see the number of people who voted and therefore infer a rough approximation of FinalGear viewership numbers.

The third chart shows the average scores for each season, as averaged from the review score percentages for the first graph.

It seems like the overall fan opinion of top gear has gone down since Season 11, with some exceptions (notably, season starters, season finales, and specials). Season 14 is the worst performer of the 4, with the lowest ratio of favorable reviews (scores of 8 and up), as shown in the third chart. It is also the season with two episodes with ratings of 1 in the double digits (of voters).

Here's the XLS file (for maximum compatibility) with the numbers, feel free to peruse it:
Download: http://files.lediur.com/images/fg/stats/Top Gear Statistics.xls
View In Office Web: http://cid-a51b681df235d727.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Top Gear Statistics.xlsx

This is what happens when I'm bored. :lol:
 
Last edited:

bolly

Active Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2008
Messages
132
I suspect that of all the current posts on this subject, this is the one Andy Wilman will be most likely to take notice of. Good effort!
 

GerFix

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
1,461
Location
Sydney, Australia
Car(s)
Jaguar XKR, BMW E92 M3, MG TF, Riv 4000
It is interesting to note the drop off in positive scores between 14x04 and 14x05 coincides with the change in the "rep" system. I think Viper and Quicky have created a far more honest (and representative) forum.
 

Lediur

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
17
Location
Houston, Texas
Yeah, but the two large tables could accommodate them... don't have any office so I can't fix it up myself :cry:

I've updated the tables with data from season 10 polls, but the first poll (which was on a 5 point scale) had to be multiplied by 2 (10 and 9 are 5, etc)
 

jedd_kenobi

Forum Addict
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
6,498
Location
Gallifrey
Car(s)
A Blue Police Box
damn good work and have some deserving +rep for your effort.
like another poster said it is interesting to note that there is a sharp decline in 14x04 and 14x05 which do seem to be the tipping point in many people's opinions about Season 14. Although i have enjoyed Season 14 so far, i would say that 14x05 did feel a like a large drop in quality and content. i don't know if this is because of the new rep system either but it does show that whatever way, the forums opinion on recent episodes does seem to be the same.
This is a great example of showing what the community opinion is of Top Gear so far.
 

idk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2007
Messages
1,836
Location
SW Germany
Car(s)
Hyundai i30N Performance
Nice job. But I don't understand the 3rd one to be honest. Yah.. I understand your description, but I do not understand what it shows me (the message).

I'll try something different... *thinkin'*
 
Last edited:

idk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2007
Messages
1,836
Location
SW Germany
Car(s)
Hyundai i30N Performance
How about that:

poll_episode.jpg

poll_season.png


It's much easier to interpret imo.

PS: Out of curiosity

poll_season_wo14-6.png
 
Last edited:

Lediur

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
17
Location
Houston, Texas
The third chart shows the average percentages per score per season. Say Season 14's episodes have 20% of the poll responses are 7. This percent is displayed on the graph.

I do like your ideas though.
 

KungFused

Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
10
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
'07 Passat 2.0T
Having 7/10 as the minimum on the ordinate is a bit misleading, imo -- makes what the drop of 0.5 average rating points (or 0.8 average rating points, excluding S14E06) look like >40% drop in rating from S13 to S14.
 

Dr_Grip

Made from concentrate
Joined
Jul 8, 2008
Messages
14,638
Location
HEL
Car(s)
1979 Opel Kadett | 1972 Ford Country Sedan
It is interesting to note the drop off in positive scores between 14x04 and 14x05 coincides with the change in the "rep" system.

I think this has more to do with the Car Art Show being the second worst film in TG history, only topped by Geoff.
 

idk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2007
Messages
1,836
Location
SW Germany
Car(s)
Hyundai i30N Performance
Having 7/10 as the minimum on the ordinate is a bit misleading, imo -- makes what the drop of 0.5 average rating points (or 0.8 average rating points, excluding S14E06) look like >40% drop in rating from S13 to S14.

You're right. If you start at 0 you won't hardly see any change at all. This is a more 'relative' view (in the post above) :p


This is absolute:

tgseason_0.png
 
Top