The raw data behind the story ""Mad Men" Is Ending. What's Next For The Cast?" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/mad-men-is-ending-whats-next-for-the-cast/.

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Format

A data frame with 248 rows representing performers on TV shows and 15 variables:

performer

The name of the actor, according to IMDb. This is not a unique identifier - two performers appeared in more than one program

show

The television show where this actor appeared in more than half the episodes

show_start

The year the television show began

show_end

The year the television show ended, "PRESENT" if the show remains on the air as of May 10.

status

Why the actor is no longer on the program: "END" if the show has concluded, "LEFT" if the show remains on the air.

charend

The year the character left the show. Equal to "Show End" if the performer stayed on until the final season.

years_since

2015 minus CharEnd

num_lead

The number of leading roles in films the performer has appeared in since and including "CharEnd", according to OpusData

num_support

The number of leading roles in films the performer has appeared in since and including "CharEnd", according to OpusData

num_shows

The number of seasons of television of which the performer appeared in at least half the episodes since and including "CharEnd", according to OpusData

score

#LEAD + #Shows + 0.25*(#SUPPORT)

score_div_y

"Score" divided by "Years Since"

lead_notes

The list of films counted in #LEAD

support_notes

The list of films counted in #SUPPORT

show_notes

The seasons of shows counted in #Shows

Source

IMDB http://imdb.com