Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic Reviewers by Gender: April 29 Releases

As important as it is to have women on screen and behind the scenes, it's also important to have women critiquing movies and television. A while back, I started recording the number of female critics counted by Rotten Tomatoes toward their score for each new release. I dropped the project pretty quickly, but I've decided to pick it back up and expand it into a weekly feature. So, without further ado, here are the numbers for Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic for each of this week's wide releases, as of about 7 p.m. tonight. (They're not great. If you check back weekly, you should probably get used to that.)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Who's Watching Webseries: A Case Study

Photo credit: Personal Space

I thought it would be cool to know how the audience for webseries differs from the audience for traditional television. There are a lot of things that prevent me from doing a real statistical study on that, so in the mean time, I looked at an interesting case study involving Battlestar Galactica and an upcoming webseries called Personal Space.