TV Time

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TV Time
TVShow Time logo.jpg
Type of site
TV tracker, social network
Available in Multilingual
Website www.tvtime.com
Alexa rank Increase 13,057[1]
Registration Free
Launched 2011; 7 years ago (2011)
Current status Active

TV Time (formerly TVShow Time) is an online service centered exclusively on television series. It enables users to get information and comment on the shows they follow, featuring various segments of information related to them, such as new episodes release dates (which the site shows with a countdown clock), and various options based on user reaction.[2]

In spite of the site's French origin and a large number of users from the same country, it has a considerable number of users who comment in English.

Its mobile app is available for Android and iOS,[3] and has been downloaded more than 5,000,000 times on Google Play as of August 2018.[4]

Funding[edit]

TVShow Time was co-funded in 2011 in Paris by Antonio Pinto.[5]

Features[edit]

Profile[edit]

Every registered user on TV Time has a profile. This profile displays three tabs: feed, friends and stats. There are several customization options that can be accessed through the site's app.

  • TV shows list: In this tab, a poster corresponding to every show that the user follows is shown. These can by sorted in the following categories: up to date, continuing and ended. In the lower part of the poster, there is a green progress bar that illustrates the user's progression on the show. If the user has not marked as watched any episode of a certain show, its poster has no bar.
  • Feed: Every comment made by a user is grouped on a list on his or her profile page. The access to these comments by other users depends on whether they have marked those episodes as watched or not. If they have, they can see the comment, but if they have not, they see a warning message instead. This prevents users from reading unwanted spoilers. However, if the user wants to see a comment of an episode they have not seen, they can do so by simply clicking on a button.
  • Following and Followers: These tabs display all the other users a user has connected with on the network. Every user can follow and be followed by others. The site allows Twitter and Facebook synchronization to find users.[6]
  • Stats and badges: User profile features certain stats, such as a clock of how much time the user has spent watching TV. This clock shows an estimated amount of time based on the episodes the user has marked as watched and their duration. Another characteristic of the profile is the display of badges. Badges are rewards that every user gets when using TV Time. They are divided in two main categories: discovery badges and addiction badges. Discovery badges are given when the user makes use of the site's features for the first time. Addiction badges, on the other hand, are given to the user when he or she interacts with TV shows. These badges are:
- Serial Emotioner Serial Actor Voter Serial Commentator Quick Watcher Marathoner Visionary Serial Watcher
No Stars / Brown Set 3 emotions on a show in a row Vote for 3 actors of a show in a row Comment 3 episodes of a show in a row, less than 1 hour after watching each episode Watch 3 episodes of a show less than 48h after their air date, in a row Watch 3 episodes of a show within 24 hours *** Watch TV shows for 5 days in a row
1 Star / Blue Set 5 emotions on a show in a row Vote for 5 actors of a show in a row Comment 5 episodes of a show in a row, less than 1 hour after watching each episode Watch 5 episodes of a show less than 48h after their air date, in a row Watch 5 episodes of a show within 24 hours Be one of the first 1000 followers of a show that will become popular (+10000 followers) Watch TV shows for 10 days in a row
2 Stars / Red Set 10 emotions on a show in a row Vote for 10 actors of a show in a row Comment 10 episodes of a show in a row, less than 1 hour after watching each episode Watch 10 episodes of a show less than 48h after their air date, in a row Watch 10 episodes of a show within 48 hours Be one of the first 500 followers of a show that will become popular (+10000 followers) Watch TV shows for 15 days in a row
3 Stars / Gold Set 15 emotions on a show in a row Vote for 15 actors of a show in a row Comment 30 episodes of a show in a row, less than 1 hour after watching each episode Watch 15 episodes of a show less than 48h after their air date, in a row Watch 20 episodes of a show within 72 hours Be one of the first 100 followers of a show that will become popular (+10000 followers) Watch TV shows for 30 days in a row
All information on this table was gathered manually though various users.

*** Note: unable to locate a user with this badge. Probable to be one of the first 2500 or 5000 followers.

TV Show Page[edit]

TV show pages display general information about a show. They feature a big header with artwork from TheTVDB. Over this header, the page displays the name of the show and its valoration, based on user reactions, and links to the show's Twitter and Facebook pages. Below this, there's a short summary of the show's plot. Following the show's general information, there's a comment box in which the users can post their impressions and opinions of the show. However, the site restricts comments with spoilers on this page, as such comments should be made on episode pages.

In this page, there is also a ranking of the commentators whose comments have been liked the most, and a display of shows that, according to the community, are similar.

Episode Page[edit]

For every episode of every series on the site's database, there's an episode page in which the users are allowed to react to it. Similar to the TV show page, these pages feature the name of the episode and a short summary. This page also allows users to vote for their favorite character and chose from six "emotions" according to their reaction to the episode:

  • Wow
  • Good
  • Fun
  • Sad
  • So-so
  • Bad

Also, in this same page, users can vote for their favorite character and create memes from screenshots of the episode the site provides,[7] or their own images, which can also be GIFs.[8]

Explore and Genius[edit]

The site offers an explore feature which allows users to discover new shows according to different criterion, such as genre and popularity. Another feature, only accessible from the site's mobile app is Genius, which recommends shows to the user based on the shows on his or her library.

Activity[edit]

Through the site's app, users can see a feed of what shows the users they follow have seen recently. They can also see what shows they have added. These activities can be "liked" and commented on.

Statistics[edit]

Most Popular TV Shows[edit]

As of 17 september, 2018, the television series with the most followers on TV Time were:

Rank Title Followers Original Network Status Seasons Ref
1 Game of Thrones 3,755,645 HBO Continuing 7 [9]
2 The Walking Dead 3,141,628 AMC Continuing 8 [10]
3 Stranger Things 2,859,544 Netflix Continuing 2 [11]
4 13 Reasons Why 2,681,585 Continuing 2 [12]
5 Orange Is the New Black 2,391,710 Continuing 6 [13]
6 The 100 2,343,589 The CW Continuing 5 [14]
7 Arrow 2,192,036 Continuing 6 [15]
8 The Flash 2,177,006 Continuing 4 [16]
9 Grey's Anatomy 2,151,177 ABC Continuing 15 [17]
10 The Big Bang Theory 2,074,653 CBS Continuing 12 [18]
11 Riverdale 1,897,560 The CW Continuing 2 [19]
12 Pretty Little Liars 1,874,738 Freeform Ended 7 [20]
13 The Vampire Diaries 1,867,105 The CW Ended 8 [21]
14 Sherlock 1,789,838 BBC Continuing 4 [22]
15 Vikings 1,766,641 History Continuing 5 [23]
16 American Horror Story 1,732,939 FX Continuing 8 [24]
17 Supernatural 1,708,569 The CW Continuing 13 [25]
18 Breaking Bad 1,707,005 AMC Ended 5 [26]
19 Prison Break 1,677,391 Fox Continuing 5 [27]
20 Once Upon a Time 1,676,540 ABC Ended 7 [28]
21 Black Mirror 1,614,437 Netflix Continuing 4 [29]
22 Teen Wolf 1,608,859 MTV Ended 6 [30]
23 How to Get Away with Murder 1,564,551 ABC Continuing 4 [31]
24 Narcos 1,552,462 Netflix Continuing 3 [32]
25 Marvel's Daredevil 1,479,655 Continuing 2 [33]
26 The Simpsons 1,438,621 Fox Continuing 30 [34]
27 The Originals 1,429,641 The CW Ended 5 [35]
28 Mr. Robot 1,341,461 USA Continuing 3 [36]
29 How I Met Your Mother 1,304,709 CBS Ended 9 [37]
30 Sense8 1,293,861 Netflix Ended 2 [38]

Plugins[edit]

TV Time has a public API,[39] which allows users to create their own plugins. A plugin for Kodi that marks episodes as watched automatically after it has been watched on it was released on February 15, 2015. Another plugin for Google Chrome[40] that integrates several features to the web browser had been released a few weeks before.

Database[edit]

TV Time uses TheTVDB's database as a source of information for all the shows on its library. It also gets episode descriptions and premiere dates from this site.

See also[edit]

  • Tvtag, a similar website also dedicated to television, now shut down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tvshowtime.com Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "TVShow Time Releases Sleek New App For Its Community Of TV Addicts"
  3. ^ "TV Time, the TV guide for TV show addicts". Apple Store. Retrieved on October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "TV Time on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "TVShow Time | Crunchbase". Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Facebook/Twitter friends finder". TV Time. Retrieved on October 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pictures are worth a thousand words". TVShow Time Blog. Retrieved on October 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "TVShow Time 5.2 - What's New". TVShow Time Blog. Retrieved on October 21, 2015
  9. ^ "Game of Thrones on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Walking Dead on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Stranger Things on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "13 Reasons Why on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Orange Is the New Black on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "The 100 on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Arrow on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Flash on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Grey's Anatomy on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "The Big Bang Theory on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  19. ^ Riverdale, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  20. ^ "Pretty Little Liars on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  21. ^ "The Vampire Diaries on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  22. ^ "Sherlock on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  23. ^ "Vikings on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  24. ^ "American Horros Story on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  25. ^ "Super Natural on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  26. ^ "Breaking Bad on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  27. ^ "Prison Break on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  28. ^ "Once Upon a Time on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  29. ^ Riverdale, retrieved 2018-02-05 
  30. ^ "Teen Wolf on TVShow Time". TVShow Time. Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  31. ^ How to Get Away with Murder, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  32. ^ Narcos, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  33. ^ Marvel's Daredevil, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  34. ^ The Simpsons, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  35. ^ The Originals, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  36. ^ Mr. Robot, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  37. ^ How I Met Your Mother, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  38. ^ Sense8, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  39. ^ "TVShow Time API". TVShow Time. Retrieved on October 21, 2015.
  40. ^ "TVShow Time". Chrome Web Store. Retrieved on October 21, 2015.

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