Sociophysics Theory for Conflict of Viewer Rating on Television Program

Proposal of New Index Instead of Viewer Rating
  • Akira IshiiEmail author
  • Daiki Nishiyama
  • Yasuyuki Suzuki
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization book series (PALO, volume 12)


The competing viewers from multiple TV stations is a fierce competition. This competition is contested in the form of viewer rating of how much is viewed. In this study, the viewer’s viewing behavior is formulated in the form of transport equation. Audiences gather in interesting scenes, and viewers leave from boring scenes. We propose a theory to quantify the fun of the program based on these viewing behaviors. The degree of interest from moment to moment according to this theory does not match the audience rating.


Viewer rating Degree of interest Transport equation 



We are grateful for Dr. Yasuko Kawahata for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and PhysicsTottori University KoyamaTottoriJapan
  2. 2.Video Research Ltd. 6-17, Sanban-choChiyoda-ku, TokyoJapan

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