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11 hours ago, Spaced_up said:

Funny how we haven’t included H/B, I can’t help thinking of them as filler. Which isn’t fair on Simon who is such a wonderful comic. A little wasted on Howardette I feel. Although I know some fans have grown to enjoy them. I've always liked Howard, even creepy Howard.

They have the least amount of time but last season IMO they had amazing storylines and actually when I look back at it they have always had interesting story themes and scenes and great dialogue. I think Simon & Melissa do actually have good chemistry as well.

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5 minutes ago, Jonny said:

They have the least amount of time but last season IMO they had amazing storylines and actually when I look back at it they have always had interesting story themes and scenes and great dialogue. I think Simon & Melissa do actually have good chemistry as well.

I really enjoy them as well. I certainly enjoy them a ton more than "sleezy creepy Howard". The only time when they were a bit "meh" was when they had that phase where the writers would play up the "Bernie is Howard's ersatz-mother" angle. That thankfully got dialled down a lot by now.

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On 14 July 2017 at 11:24 PM, Jonny said:

They have the least amount of time but last season IMO they had amazing storylines and actually when I look back at it they have always had interesting story themes and scenes and great dialogue. I think Simon & Melissa do actually have good chemistry as well.

I think people have grown to love them through familiarity and as you say, the writers have worked really hard to give them their own arcs. Personally they're not really for me. When I hear there's a story with them I'm not as interested. 

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  • 2 months later...

 

OK, I'm back for season 11.   As I'll be doing this as the season progresses, I'll be doing things a bit differently than I did over the summer, when I completed seasons 1-10, and the totals.   First off, you might want to go back and understand how I'm getting the numbers I'm putting up here.  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up the results weekly, but the weekly results will not be as comprehensive as the spreadsheets I put up for each season.   The weekly results will have the eight main cast members (remember, Stuart is considered main cast), along with the guys, girls, and the whole gang.  I will also track  Lenny, Shamy, and Howardette for that week, and in week two, I'll start giving the season totals.    Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so you can see the times for all the pairings.

 

11.01 The Proposal Proposal    Here are the results for this week:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              19:15*                               19:15*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory" had one minute this week, one minute total
  • Commercials                                 10:45                                 10:45
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  2:35                                    2:35

 

  • Sheldon                                          10:20                                 10:20
  • Amy                                                   9:15                                   9:15
  • Leonard                                            5:30                                   5:30                              
  • Penny                                                5:25                                   5:25
  • Howard                                             4:35                                   4:35
  • Bernadette                                       5:00                                   5:00
  • Raj                                                      3:35                                   3:35
  • Stuart                                                 1:45                                   1:45

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               7:25                                   7:25
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              3:35                                   3:35

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               3:15                                    3:15
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              0:45                                    0:45

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                          3:35                                     3:35
  • Howardette   (Alone)                         1:45                                     1:45

 

  • Guys                                                      0:40                                     0:40
  • Girls
  • Gang

 

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What stand out for me. Lenny Total 3:15. Alone: 45 seconds. Even Howardette had more isolated alone time. A Minute more. Be interesting how different that is tommorro. 

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Here is this weeks character times.  In an interesting twist, Bernadette had five minutes last week, and five minutes this week. 

11.02 The Retraction Reaction    Here are the results for this week:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              21:20                                 40:35*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                   9:40                                 20:25
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  3:40                                    6:15

 

  • Sheldon                                          11:15                                 21:35
  • Amy                                                   6:10                                 15:25
  • Leonard                                          14:40                                 20:10                              
  • Penny                                                8:20                                 13:45
  • Howard                                             7:10                                 11:45
  • Bernadette                                       5:00                                 10:00
  • Raj                                                      7:10                                 10:45
  • Stuart                                                                                            1:45

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               1:25                                   8:50
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              1:05                                   4:40

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               2:15                                    5:30
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              1:10                                    1:55

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           0:15                                    3:50
  • Howardette   (Alone)                                                                     1:45

 

  • Guys                                                      0:55                                     1:35
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      1:25                                     1:25

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

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Here is this weeks character times.  

11.03 The Relaxation Integration    Interesting note, so far this year, the show is running an average of 20:25.   Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              20:30                                 61:05*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                 10:30                                 30:55
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  3:40                                    9:55

 

  • Sheldon                                          10:35                                 32:10
  • Amy                                                 10:00                                 25:25
  • Leonard                                            4:45                                 24:55                              
  • Penny                                                6:05                                 19:50
  • Howard                                             2:40                                 14:25
  • Bernadette                                       4:15                                 14:15
  • Raj                                                      5:30                                 16:15
  • Stuart                                                 4:15                                   6:00

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               7:15                                 16:05
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              6:00                                 10:40

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               2:55                                    8:25
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              1:10                                    1:55

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           1:05                                    3:50
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          0:50                                    2:35

 

  • Guys                                                      0:55                                     1:35
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      1:05                                     2:30

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

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Here is this weeks character times.  

11.04 The Explosion Implosion     Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              20:50                                 81:55*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                 10:10                                 41:05
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  4:15                                 14:10

 

  • Sheldon                                          10:10                                 42:20
  • Amy                                                   3:00                                 28:25
  • Leonard                                            6:20                                 31:15                              
  • Penny                                                5:40                                 25:30
  • Howard                                           11:00                                 25:25
  • Bernadette                                       4:25                                 18:40
  • Raj                                                      5:15                                 21:30
  • Stuart                                                 0:00                                   6:00

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               0:00                                 16:05
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              0:00                                 10:40

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               1:50                                  10:15
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              1:50                                    3:45

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           0:20                                    4:10
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          0:20                                    2:55

 

  • Guys                                                      0:55                                     1:35
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      1:05                                     3:35

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

Well, this is the fourth week, so I'll be putting up the spreadsheet either tonight, or tomorrow, as I haven't set it up yet.  

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OK, here is the spreadsheet.  You'll note some minor differences in my addition in the post above, and the spreadsheet.  Your best bet is to assume the spreadsheet is correct.  I'll make corrections when I do the post next week.  Anyway, here is the spreadsheet:

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hmmmmm, I thought I put up week five times, but I didn't see them.   When I clicked to redo them, they popped up.  So I much have did them, then just never hit submit.  So, here, a week and a half late, are the times for week five:

11.05 The Collaboration Contamination     Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              19:15                               102:35*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                 10:45                                 62:25
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  0:00                                 14:10

 

  • Sheldon                                          11:10                                 54:05
  • Amy                                                   7:55                                 36:20
  • Leonard                                            8:50                                 40:05                              
  • Penny                                                7:40                                 33:10
  • Howard                                             6:35                                 32:00
  • Bernadette                                       5:30                                 24:10
  • Raj                                                      5:15                                 26:45
  • Stuart                                                 0:00                                   6:00

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               2:20                                 18:25
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              1:20                                 12:20

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               5:40                                  15:55
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              2:40                                    6:25

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           0:00                                    5:00
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          0:00                                    2:55

 

  • Guys                                                      0:55                                     1:35
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      2:00                                     6:05

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

I'm working on week six right now.  

 

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Here are the times for week six:

11.06 The Proton Regeneration     Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              21:15                               123:50*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                   9:45                                 72:10
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  5:00                                 19:10

 

  • Leonard                                            6:00                                 46:05
  • Sheldon                                          12:35                                 66:40
  • Penny                                                7:50                                 41:00
  • Raj                                                      5:30                                 32:15                             
  • Howard                                             9:15                                 41:15
  • Bernadette                                       9:05                                 33:15
  • Amy                                                   7:00                                 43:20
  • Stuart                                                 0:00                                   6:00

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               3:20                                 21:45
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              1:15                                 13:35

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               2:15                                  18:10
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              0:00                                    6:25

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           7:10                                  12:10
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          3:55                                    6:50

 

  • Guys                                                      0:55                                     2:30
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      2:05                                     8:10

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

 

 

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I, along with quite a few other Lennys, have been happy with the portrayal of Leonard and Penny this year.  I thought part of that was because of more time together, so I thought I would look and see how this year stacked up against last year, through six weeks.  From the numbers, it appears their time together has been better qualitatively, because actually, Lenny's time is down from last year.   Here ya go:

Sheldon is up nine minutes from last year  67-58

Amy is up six minutes   43-37

Howard is up four minutes  41-37

Raj is up three minutes    32-29

As is Bernadette               33-30

Penny is down two minutes        41-43

Leonard is down three minutes  46-49

Stuart is down six minutes          12-6

As for the couples:

Shamy is down six minutes in total time, but is up three minutes in alone time.

Lenny is down eight minutes in total time, and is even in alone time

Howardette is down two minutes in total time, but up a minute in along time.

Now, all the couple are down in total time, but Lenny is the only one whose alone time isn't up.   

 

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14 hours ago, Tensor said:

I, along with quite a few other Lennys, have been happy with the portrayal of Leonard and Penny this year.  I thought part of that was because of more time together, so I thought I would look and see how this year stacked up against last year, through six weeks.  From the numbers, it appears their time together has been better qualitatively, because actually, Lenny's time is down from last year.   Here ya go:

Sheldon is up nine minutes from last year  67-58

Amy is up six minutes   43-37

Howard is up four minutes  41-37

Raj is up three minutes    32-29

As is Bernadette               33-30

Penny is down two minutes        41-43

Leonard is down three minutes  46-49

Stuart is down six minutes          12-6

As for the couples:

Shamy is down six minutes in total time, but is up three minutes in alone time.

Lenny is down eight minutes in total time, and is even in alone time

Howardette is down two minutes in total time, but up a minute in along time.

Now, all the couple are down in total time, but Lenny is the only one whose alone time isn't up.   

 

Thank you @Tensor, this is very interesting also from a Shamy fan's PoV. This season feels in general less focused on couples (which is not a bad thing per se, obviously) so the fact all couples have less total screen time makes sense. As a Shamy fan, anyway, I feel the quality of the writing of Shamy has decreased this season and I expected that would reflect also in their alone screen time,  it's quite surprising to hear it has actually increased. Not really surprised that Sheldon's screen time is skyrocketing, what is surprising to me is that it starts to be too much Sheldon in the show even for me. I guess it depends on the fact I'm not really satisfied by the plots he is getting since the beginning of the season. Thanks again and, it would be interesting if you could continue to make, every 5-6 episodes, a comparison with the screen time in S. 10.

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Here are the times for week 7:

11.07 The Geology Methodology    

As we know she'll be around for, at least another episode, I added Ruchi, along with Rachi (Raj + Ruchi) to this weeks totals.  I went back to the previous episode with Ruchi and added them up.  

Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              19:45                               143:35*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                 10:15                                 82:25
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  4:45                                 21:45

 

  • Leonard                                            4:05                                 50:10
  • Sheldon                                          10:30                                 77:10
  • Penny                                                2:55                                 43:55
  • Raj                                                    10:30                                 42:45                             
  • Howard                                              6:45                                 48:00
  • Bernadette                                        1:00                                 34:15
  • Amy                                                    2:15                                 45:35
  • Stuart                                                 1:15                                    7:15
  • Ruchi                                                   4:10                                 10:30

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               2:15                                 24:00
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              2:15                                 15:50

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               0:10                                 18:20
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              0:00                                    6:25

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           0:50                                  13:00
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          0:00                                    6:50

 

  • Rachi              (Total)                            4:10                                     4:30
  • Rachi              (Alone)                           3:00                                     3:20

 

  • Guys                                                      1:00                                     3:30
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                                                                   8:10

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

 

 

Tensor  

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11.08 The Tesla Recoil    

 

Here are the results for this week, with the season totals:

                                                             Week Total                    Season Total

  • Show                                              19:00                               162:35*                 *"Previously on The Big Bang Theory"  one minute total
  • Commercials                                 11:00                                 93:25
  • Minor Characters (MC)                  2:20                                 24:05

 

  • Leonard                                          10:35                                 60:45
  • Sheldon                                             8:40                                 85:50
  • Penny                                                6:10                                 50:05
  • Raj                                                      7:30                                 50:15                             
  • Howard                                           10:00                                 58:00
  • Bernadette                                        4:10                                 38:25
  • Amy                                                    5:45                                 51:20
  • Stuart                                                  1:15                                   8:30
  • Ruchi                                                   6:20                                 16:50

 

  • Shamy      (Total)                               3:00                                 27:00
  • Shamy      (Alone)                              2:05                                 17:55

 

  • Lenny        (Total)                               2:40                                 21:00
  • Lenny        (Alone)                              0:20                                    6:45

 

  • Howardette   (Total)                           1:40                                  14:40
  • Howardette   (Alone)                          0:55                                    7:45

 

  • Rachi              (Total)                            2:10                                      6:40
  • Rachi              (Alone)                           1:25                                      4:45

 

  • Guys                                                                                                    3:30
  • Girls
  • Gang                                                      1:45                                       9:55

 

I you want to know how I'm getting the times, you might want to go back look at how I've defined things  It's the system I used for seasons 1-10.

While I'll be tracking everything the same way, I will be putting up some of the results weekly.   Every four weeks, I will put up the spreadsheet, so all the times, for all the pairings, can be viewed. 

Here's the regular posting, I'll get to putting up the spreadsheet, as this is the eighth episode, over the weekend.  

 

 

Tensor  

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OK, here is the spreadsheet, up to episode 8, in season 11.   If there are minor (or not so minor) differences between the spreadsheet and the posts I've been doing, go with the spreadsheet, I use it to make corrections to the posts I do.   

The posts have the main characters and ships, so I won't go over those, except to point out, the women(as a group) have not had a scene together yet, this year.   However, The gang (five or more together) have over nine minutes this year, doubling the time of four and a half minutes, for last year at this time.   

As for minor pairings (those not ships), the leader so far, in what I think is a surprise, is Howard/Sheldon at 6:35.  In second, in another surprise (at least to me) was was Bernadette/Raj, at just under six minutes (5:50). Penny/Sheldon is third with 3:55, and in fourth was Amy/Bernadette, with 3:20.   In fifth, there was a tie between Raj/Stuart and Leonard/Sheldon, both at 3:10.

 

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Will this show start to creep into 18 mins episode length soon? Has it ever been as low as that?

No wonder so many episodes feel all over the place sometimes and they feel like they cram too much into them which affects the storytelling with such a limited amount of actual episode time. Presumably they are cramming in more or longer commercials because of the drop in revenue from them?

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26 minutes ago, Jonny said:

Will this show start to creep into 18 mins episode length soon? Has it ever been as low as that?

No wonder so many episodes feel all over the place sometimes and they feel like they cram too much into them which affects the storytelling with such a limited amount of actual episode time. Presumably they are cramming in more or longer commercials because of the drop in revenue from them?

10x16 with 17:10 min is the shortest so far. (The full spreadsheets for the other seasonsare on page 1.)

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Last year (season 10) , had the shortest average episode at 19:10 and season 9 was right around 19:15.  This year so far, it's right around 20:15, up over a minute from the last two years.   You'll notice, if you add up the show and the ads, it comes to 31 minutes.  CBS runs TBBT to 8:31 PM, to get the ad rate for TBBT for an extra two, 30 second spots.   BTW, ad rate this year was down only $4,000 from last year, so a drop in ad revenue really wasn't a thing this year.  

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