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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 questions[edit]

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 assessments[edit]

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:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class television articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class television articles) A-Class article 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-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class television articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class television articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class television articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class television articles) Featured list 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-Class article Future 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class television articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class television articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class television articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class television articles)  Draft 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class television articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class television articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class television articles) Redirect page Redirect 
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 
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 scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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:

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)  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Importance scale[edit]

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 scheme[edit]

Requesting an assessment[edit]

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 2018 list and sign with four tildes (~~~~).











  • Lawless Lawyer – I've worked on expanding this article some and would like to see if it has made it past start class. Desertborn (talk) 15:44, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Desertborn: yep, I've rated it C class. I think the only major omission is a section for critical reception—what did reviewers make of the series? Thanks for the work expanding the article! Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 23:23, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
      • Thanks! That points me in the right direction for what to work on in future as well. Desertborn (talk) 14:46, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Big Brother Canada (season 7) — I just want this article to be rated. Jayab314 (talk) 01:48, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Jayab314: yep, it's start class at the moment. Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 23:23, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Whiskey Cavalier - There's a photo of the cast now. Ominae (talk) 12:39, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Ominae: I've rated it C class. Some bits to work on: the lead needs expanding; critical reception could be fleshed out (some examples of specific reviewers and their comments); and there might be more details to be found relating to Production. And of course, the plot summaries will need to be added when future episodes air. Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 17:36, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Wie is de Mol? (season 8) — I just want this article to be rated. Jayab314 18:39, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    • @Jayab314: it's a stub at the moment. There's no reference section and very little mention of real-world context for the show. Adding production details, critical reviews of the show etc. would improve the article. The large amount of description added for the first two episodes is too much detail; less is more and Wikipedia is an encyclopedia rather than a fansite. I'm afraid there's also a copyright issue with the image you added. Feel free to talk to me on my talk page if you have any questions; I'm happy to help. Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 19:20, 17 March 2019 (UTC)


As of 21 March 2019, there are 80,834 articles within the scope of WikiProject Television, of which 417 are featured. This makes up 1.39% of the articles on Wikipedia and 4.47% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 132,893 pages in the project.

Television article rating and assessment scheme
(NB: Listing, Log & Stats are updated on a daily basis by a bot)
Daily log of status changes
Current Statistics

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.