Saturday, April 30, 2011

TV ratings, partisanship, and voter turnout

The Atlantic put together this epic chart showing ratings of top TV shows along with the party identification and voter turnout of the audiences. If nothing else, it's a very nice demonstration of how to plot multiple dimensions on a two-dimensional chart. I really wish they'd shown "Friday Night Lights," -- I wonder how a high quality drama with mostly Republican characters skews. But I'm guessing it didn't have the ratings to qualify.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So cool! Would've never guessed that my guilty pleasure-- Wife Swap-- would skew so Dem. A lot-- though clearly not all-- of the Y axis is probably about age.