Monday, 16 March 2015

House all over the place

American TV is weird. Short seasons (up to twelve episodes) get played one week after the other. However, full seasons usually get one a week in the first half, but the second is dispersed over a large number of weeks.

To show this off, I picked House MD and plotted the episode by the number of weeks since the last episode, sorted by season. (I reset the first episode to be seven days so it was in line with the rest of the episodes.)

Season 4 is odd, only 16 episodes, because of the writer's strike. Otherwise, we can see that there is a lot of variability from one episode to the next.


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