Community Beats Mad Men: Visualizing TV Ratings

We hear a lot about TV ratings. The Big Bang Theory's are very high! Community's are very low! But with original cable programming getting so much focus in our little TV-obsessed world, it can be hard to know just where each show stands, viewer-wise. So we made this chart, showing where most of today's major comedies stand compared to some buzzed-about cable dramas and the reining kings of 90s sitcoms. We used the latest episode ratings for any show currently airing, and found the finale season averages for some older shows.

It's kind of crazy to see where the shows fall! We all mourn Community's low ratings, but it's handily [...]