Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Television. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's television articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Television}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Television articles by quality and Category:Television articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist (Index · Statistics · Log).

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Television WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessmentsEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Television}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Television|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class television articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class television articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class television articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class television articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class television articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class television articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class television articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class television articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class television articles) List
Future (for articles about future events; adds articles to Category:Future-Class television articles) Future

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class television articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class television articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class television articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class television articles)  FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class television articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class television articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class television articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class television articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class television articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class television articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed television articles) ???

For a non-article, such as a Category, File, Template, or Project page, placing the {{WikiProject Television}} banner on the talk page, without a class parameter, will automatically put the page in the appropriate class category.

Quality scaleEdit

Importance assessmentEdit

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Television}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Television|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance television articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance television articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance television articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance television articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance television articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance television articles)  ??? 

Importance scaleEdit

Don't worry too much about assessing for Importance. It's helpful to have the most vital television articles tagged as Top importance so they can be easily identified as the highest priority, but less influential television articles don't really need to be tagged for importance.

Article importance grading schemeEdit

Requesting an assessmentEdit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. Please add new entries to the bottom of the 2022 list and sign with four tildes (~~~~). An archive of past requests can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Assessment/Request archive.




  • The End (Australian TV series) I have been working on this stub article as a part of a university course and would love to have it assessed. Hoping it qualifies for start class or C class. Thank you for your time :) Charlieindigotango (talk) 11:00, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    • Fantastic work, Charlieindigotango! A very interesting topic, too. It's C-class in my view. Thank you for your volunteering. — Bilorv (talk) 21:42, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
    • Awesome!! Thanks so much for the assessment Bilorv! Appreciate you taking the time to read :) — Charlieindigotango (talk) 06:45, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  • NFL on ABC This article has been worked on and has gotten in pretty good shape so I would like to see it assessed. Mannysoloway (talk) 01:36, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
    @Mannysoloway: thanks for the nomination. There looks to be some content in the article that has been copied from other articles e.g. "As a result of the 1982 television contract signed by the NFL with the three networks" from History of ESPN on ABC. Please read Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia and provide some method of attribution—{{Copied}} on the talk page or dummy edits with attribution in the edit summaries. Once this is done, I'll look at it again and give a rating. — Bilorv (talk) 15:47, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
    @Mannysoloway: any follow-up on this? It's really important that we attribute content that has been copied within Wikipedia. — Bilorv (talk) 00:03, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Taiwan+ I have a COI disclosed on my user page. I have posted some suggestions to the talk page of the artictle and would appreciate it being assessed. Would it merit being moved from start class to C class? Thanks so much!Rchouman (talk) 09:02, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
    Answered at Talk:Taiwan+#TaiwanPlus Suggested Revisions (permalink). — Bilorv (talk) 16:37, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Kaliveedu (Malayalam TV series) - I have expanded this article considerably creating new sections. Now it needs quality and importance assessment. Thanks! CRICKETMANIAC303 (talk) 18:22, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for the request, CRICKETMANIAC303! I can see you've introduced all of the missing major sections that should be included in the article: Plot, Production, Reception and "Awards and nominations". In my opinion, the article is C-class; the next step would be expansion and improvement in some of these sections—particularly Reception (I'd like to see a lot more film reviews), and I'm sure you can get a better source than Instagram for the awards (are there any more?). — Bilorv (talk) 08:28, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Kamen Rider Build I've restructured the article in accordance to Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Television. Can someone reassess it? Thanks. WeiWenn (talk) 03:19, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for your work on this, WeiWenn. Your edits have improved the flow of the article, and it's got decent pageviews too so it's an important task. However, I think the article is still at C-class (which in my opinion is the broadest rating class). Reviewing the B-class criteria, I don't think the article meets criteria #1 and #2 (and possibly others). The following feedback will largely be unrelated to your edits, I think, but is a summary of what I think needs to be addressed before B-class can be seriously considered.
    I can't say that I'm an expert in the topic, so my feedback on referencing will be quite limited, but the article doesn't have as many citations as I would expect to see. Several of the references are to Twitter and YouTube, which is poor. Others like "フィギュア王248 2018" and "特写 2019" seem to reference books that are not clearly cited: clicking on the links doesn't take you anywhere and I don't see where the fully expanded citation is given. Good sources are books, newspaper articles, professional reviews of the show, interviews and so on.
    On #2, though it appears as though your edits have rightly reduced the amount of in-universe minutiae in the article, a lot more real-world context is needed. For instance, the sentence "The monsters were designed in a way so that their motif are not immediately obvious" raises more questions than it answers. I'd want to see something like that fleshed out into a full paragraph. What inspired the creators of the show? What challenges did they face in the writing process? Were there unexpected difficulties in the greenlighting or production process? What did the cast say about their characters and roles and filming process? Many or all of these questions would need answering to take the article to the next level.
    Thanks for the request and let me know if you have any follow-up questions. I hope the feedback helps you learn a bit more about what a high-quality article should look like. — Bilorv (talk) 16:02, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for the assessment. I will see what can be done about citations and production info. WeiWenn (talk) 02:43, 1 June 2022 (UTC)
  • Ein starkes Team – This page was assessed as Stub in 2011. Some of my edits in 2015 ought to have gotten it to a Start level. I have just done some additional edits and am hoping it might qualify for C-class now. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks for the assessment! -Eddyspeeder (talk) 00:38, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Eddyspeeder: thanks for the request! I think it's teetering on the edge of C-class, but I've rated it Start-class. The article gives a good overview of the show's interesting release cycle and the main themes and plot ideas, but it is a bit lacking in referencing and details of reception. I would like to see summaries of reviews from the past and present and some information about viewership (particularly for older episodes where that was a more robust measurement of success). I believe the content on real-life production history, characters and plot, and critical analysis could also be expanded and restructured to the point where they were perhaps separated in different sections. I can't see any information at present about creators, writers, directors and other production details—but I'm curious to know whether it's mostly the same people as it was 30 years ago or if there's large turnover every year. A bulleted section on "Characters" could also be good.
    I hope this feedback helps you improve the article further: I know it's a lot but you might only need a couple of these improvements to get to C-class. — Bilorv (talk) 16:17, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you for this feedback, @Bilorv:! This is indeed very helpful because it helps me focus on the directions I need to dig into. I had a bit of trouble estimating what might be of interest to an audience outside of Germany, so it really helps me to have a neutral perspective on this. -Eddyspeeder (talk) 20:37, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition - Took it from a stub to start. Mjhtcarfan (talk) 18:16, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Mjhtcarfan: agreed! Thank you for the expansion, particularly in referencing. It's now got a good level of basic detail about the show. I notice that File:Alt-AFVanimaledition-logo.jpg has a rationale saying that its purpose is to serve as the primary means of visual identification at the top of the article dedicated to the entity in question. However, it doesn't serve that purpose: File:AFVAnimalEdition.png does. I don't think we often use two logos, only the latest one—in that position in the infobox. I would recommend removal of the alternative logo from the article and it should then be automatically deleted (you can also request deletion under G7; let me know if you need help with that). — Bilorv (talk) 19:55, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Bilorv: Thanks for rating the page. For the assessment, I was hoping the TV taskforce or a regular editor from the AFV page could have a look and take over to advance quality some more. >>reality-tv=yes|reality-tv-importance=low? Mjhtcarfan (talk) 04:13, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Mjhtcarfan: I've added the parameters you suggested. If you want other editors to make improvements to the article, then Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television is probably the best place to ask. — Bilorv (talk) 09:49, 12 June 2022 (UTC)


Article quality statisticsEdit

As of 7 October 2022, there are 106,254 articles within the scope of WikiProject Television, of which 501 are featured. This makes up 1.62% of the articles on Wikipedia and 4.68% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 202,275 pages in the project.

Television article rating and assessment scheme
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Daily log of status changes
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Popular pagesEdit

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