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MLP FIM S1 and S2 characters' screentime analysis by dziadek1990 MLP FIM S1 and S2 characters' screentime analysis by dziadek1990
EqD Article: www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06…

Excel sheet download: (see link to seasons 1-3)

Depending on the number of characters present and frequency of shots' changes, analyzing each episode took from less than an hour up to three.

Estimated total time spent: 110 - 150 hours.

Margin of error:
Since the timers of the video players I used show only full seconds, I had to guess how the fractions of seconds were long when added up together.
On average, in each episode there may be a 10 second difference between the real screentime of a character and the screentime I calculated - but since it can be either more or less than reality, given the number of episodes and the fact that all of the characters are prone to this miscalculation, the overall screentime difference will probably be negligable.

Seasons 1-3 analysis: fav.me/d5kzo28

Ponyville's population analysis: fav.me/d4uyijp

Birth, pregnancy, coitus & death statistics: fav.me/d5fd4rz
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ragnu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Wow. AJ isn't behind all the other's? (and here everyone keeps calling her a background pony)
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Sethisto accidentally linked to the seasons 1&2 analysis. The link to the all-three-seasons analysis is in the description.

And AJ was called a background pony because she didn't have many episodes dedicated solely to her. Even when she was on the screen, she didn't do important stuff often. Her spotlight time was comparatively shorter to the rest's.
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first thing here I saw with more downloads than views. You had one job, dziadek1990. And you did it. Amazing.
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Thanks. Please do note the link in the description to the all-three-seasons analysis which features the rest of the episodes. Sethisto accidentally linked everyone to THIS one.
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks for the info, I already read the description and found the link. :) Maybe you should have included a Trixie graph in the all-three-seasons version. ;)
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ludechris31 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why does pinkie hold the record screen time in an episode? She peaks higher than twilight does.
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It seems that she had more screen time in "A Friend in Deed" than Twili had in any other episode. Understandable, as she is the only Mane 6 character involved in this story whereas Twilight always had to share the time with others in the other episodes.
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ludechris31 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Makes sense
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SketchcreativeLe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
So YES! Twilight Sparkle won for being seen in a longest duration of time. 
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;) Somepony should tell Seth that he linked the wrong analysis. This one's includes only seasons 1 and 2. The 1-3 analysis is linked in the description.
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addy1235 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Artist
Rainbow Dash got third.Not bad for my favorite pony.
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:iconlood1234:
lood1234 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I think you got 2x12 and 2x13 or something like that mixed up.
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:icongarciarael:
garciarael Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
:icondespairplz:: My best pony has the lowest screen time among the rest aside from Spike! :iconspikenoplz:
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
But look: Fluttershy has merely 30 seconds less of screentime than AJ - that's a little more than half a second per episode. The margin of error of my measurements is bigger. She still COULD have a second-last place amongst Mane 6.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist
But if you take season three into account, she's way, way behind.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
:iconrarityfaintplz:

:icongilgameshplz:: Please don't worry him like that.

:iconpowerrangerplz:
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:iconbronybeforepony:
BronyBeforePony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
madness
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... but in a good way, right?
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:iconbronybeforepony:
BronyBeforePony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, yes it is
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfluttershyyayplz::iconsaysplz: Yay~
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Mynameisnotdavid Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
My Little Pony Nerdyness level: ERROR! ERROR! SYSTEM WILL SELF DESTRUCT IN 30 SECONDS. 29... 28... 27...

Seriously though... NICE FREAKING JOB! :o
You should total be some kinda mathematician... or... something along those lines... :D
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) Thanks, and I am already a math student at an institute... and let's be honest: this graph required mostly patience to make it, because how hard counting seconds is when you compare it to calculus which I am studying?

Making graphs like this for me is easy... though I will have to deal with my laziness towards OTHER things, like writing fan-fics and analyses like the one I made on Ponyville's population - I am a REALLY lazy bum when it comes to stuf like that.
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Mynameisnotdavid Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Your welcome! :D
Keep doing what you do, " s'gonna gecha far, kiddo".
And remember that you shouldn't be lazy! That wont help you at all!

"Heh heh, look who's talking..." :lol:

SHUDDUP CYAN, I DIDN'T TELL YOU TO ADD ANYTHING TO MY MORAL LESSONS!
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, sprinkle with me with pasta and call me "gravy".

... whatever that means...

Anyways, I am constantly trying, but my friggin ADHD keeps being my enemy and-- OOH, SHINY! 8-D
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:iconmynameisnotdavid:
Mynameisnotdavid Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
"8-D"
You DO realize what that looks like, right?
:eyepopping:
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconpinkiepieduhplz: ... do you guys think ONLY about dirty things?
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:iconmynameisnotdavid:
Mynameisnotdavid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
... 'cause "8-D" looks like a happy alien when you turn it on its side!
:eyepopping:
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome emoticon conversion strikes again...
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, just like 8=D. Problem?
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hexamane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Thank you for this detailed analysis! I put the numbers to use with this little test I made (credits on the results page): [link]
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icongalapinkiepieplz: You silly! You wrote "dziadek990" instead of "dziadek1990" in the credits!
:iconshyfluttershyplz: But that's, um... that's not a problem...
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hexamane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:iconsweetiebellederpplz: Did I drop the hammer again?
:iconscootalooplz: Yes, you dodo! Lucky for you I was there to fix that mess!
:iconpinkiecuteplz: Did somepony say mess? Do you want me to make some for you?! Please say yes!!!
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconpinkiebounce2plz: WOOOHOOO! This is going to be the messiest mess of all messiest messes EVER!
:iconmlppinkiepieplz: ... Wait a minute. How can I be here AND there under the blanket at the same time? Am I you or you are me or neither of us are us or both of us are you and me or... or...
:iconpinkiepiethinkplz: ...
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz: ARE YOU MY LONG-LOST TWIN SISTER???
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) No prob. Doing the analysis was a pleasurable act itself.

Hopefuly I will do more of those soon, because lately I am being FRIGGIN lazy. You have no idea how it is annoying. :\
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Silentmatten Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sir... i think you might have a little too much free time but hey, nice job!
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cgutteridge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Apologies, my last two links were the wrong way around.
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cgutteridge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Hi, I work for the University of Southampton Open Data Service [link] . It's good to see people filling up important gaps in the world's data, but you've not placed any license on your data so it's difficult to reuse with confidence. See [link] -- I would suggest on of the data licenses listed at [link]

That said, we've done a bit of processing on your data to look for trends. We tried a line graph showing a 12 episode rolling average;
[link] but that's still hard to read, so plotting it as a stacked area graph works much better; you can see the change in relative screentime over time much better: [link]
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda late, but finally changed the licence.
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ColtintheMoon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how much time does Derpy have? what about background ponies?
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) I timed only Trixie: 291 seconds. Timing other characters would require returning to the previous episodes... and I don't want to only do screentime; I am planning to do other, more interesting analyses.
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amazingguy109 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Need Moar rainbow dash in season 3
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:iconsweettooth115:
SweetTooth115 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student
Am i the only one that likes applejack :c?
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:iconmewtwo2951:
mewtwo2951 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Hopefully not
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) Nope. Look here: [link]
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:iconsweettooth115:
SweetTooth115 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student
well 5% is still somethin :)
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Again, thank you for doing these. I wonder what Season Three is going to look like!
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconpinkiepieduhplz: Seriously, what do you nerds see in this math of yours anyway?
:icondziadek1990: :\ Pinkster, just because you dislike math, doesn't mean everyone else does...
:iconmlppinkiepieplz: But still... could anypony explain to me what's so fun about math? It's all just numbers for Celestia's sake!
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mattwo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twi got the most.

:iconheavyplz::iconsaysplz::iconcsiplz:

Not big surpise
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Savestate Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, Hearts and Hooves Day xD
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
:iconsadfluttershyplz: - This is all I have to say.
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