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Screentime Totals for Phantom

Forgive me if I mess this up. This will be my 2nd time posting to my LJ, so if I'm a spaz, be kind :)

For anyone not familiar, each week for Smallville, I've been keeping track of the main characters screen minutes, and then keeping a tally of the season-to-date numbers. This started more or less as a lark when it was beginning to feel like Clark was not quite as prominent as he'd been in the past. I've been posting this on TWoP, but with recent events, I don't know if I will continue to do so. But since I hate to leave a job half done, I figured now was as good a time as any to use my LJ to post the numbers for the final episode, "Phantom", and give the overall season totals. I thought it would also be fun to note the highs and lows for the characters.

So, without further delay...

Phantom, running time 41:53 (1m 31s of this was "previously on...")

Clark - 16m, 18s
Lex - 10m, 16s
Lana - 7m, 50s
Chloe - 5m, 26s
Lois - 6m, 38s

Season total:

Clark - 377m, 12s (22 eps)
Episode High: Labyrinth, 37m, 35s
Episode Low: Static, 7m, 33s

Lex - 221m, 47s (22 eps)
Episode High: Reunion, 21m, 51s*
Episode Low: Labyrinth, 3m, 21s
(*Includes screentime where Lex was played by a different actor)

Lana - 237m, 46s (21 eps)
Episode High: Trespass, 26m, 16s
Episode Low: Reunion, 4m, 52s

Chloe - 220m, 19s (22 eps)
Episode High: Progeny, 23m, 11s
Episode Low: Reunion, 3m, 30s

Lois - 120m, 18s (13 eps)
Episode High: Crimson, 18m, 1s
Episode Low: Zod, 4m, 37s

Oliver - 84m, 39s (7 eps)
Episode High: Reunion, 18m, 48s*
Episode Low: Hydro, 2m, 46s
(*Includes screentime where Oliver was played by a different actor)

Longest episode : Zod, 42m, 4s
Shortest episode : Labyrinth, 39s even


( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 27th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing these for the entire season!
May. 27th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
Its been my pleasure.
(no subject) - 4evakindalove - May. 27th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jeannev - May. 27th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - 4evakindalove - May. 27th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 27th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Wow! Thank you for this! And don't worry about LJ spazzing - I think that's kind of what LJ exists for. :)
May. 27th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thats good to know. I figure it was about time I plunged right on in. Now, if I can just think of something interesting to say.
(no subject) - chiri_chan - May. 30th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 27th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
I was going to ask about what happened at TWoP too. I'm sorry to hear that. Another reason to thoroughly dislike the site, since your posts are one of the very few reasons I'd ever visit there.

Thanks for these very interesting numbers!
May. 27th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carol. Yeah, its been...well, I'll just say that I'm not sure how this MB story is going to end. But hopefully this means I'll be channeling more energy into places that you also post. :)
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May. 27th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. How amazingly obsessive and anal was this undertaking? But it was actually fun to do. But I'll let someone else figure out screentime averages and such. My math skills only go so far.
May. 27th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for doing this! Wow, Lex and Chloe were neck a neck for total screentime.
May. 27th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
you're welcome Pep. Yeah, Lex and Chloe kept jockeying back and forth for 3rd place, and Lex actually made up a lot of ground in the last 1/4 of the season.
May. 28th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Glad to see you're back at TWoP! I always enjoy your posts.
May. 28th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks, and ditto, but you knew that.

But as for back? Sort of undecided. The explanation I got was unbelievable bullshit. And I PMed back with my feelings on the matter. So, whether I stay back, and whether or not I even feel like I can post there without being picked on? Still a huge question mark, sadly. :(
(no subject) - tasabian - May. 28th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - jeannev - May. 28th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 28th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Hi Val, it's Seema. Just got your email. Wow, what unbelievable bullshit, of the highest order. I'm going to reply to you in detail to your email tonight, but I thought I'd show a voice of support here too, since you linked it. And you have it up and runing---I'm so proud. ;-) Heh.

Thanks for the screen totals, as always.

Talk to you soon,

May. 28th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie!
May. 29th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
Dear Static,

You still suck.

Thanks for putting these up! So interesting!
May. 29th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
ITA, for so many reasons, but most of all, less then 8 minutes of Clark screentime.

But interestingly enough, Noir had less then 9 minutes of Clark screentime. Its his second lowest tally.
(no subject) - amandajane5 - May. 29th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jeannev - May. 29th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 30th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Interesting statistics, thanks a lot for those. Do you have those in some other format like any kind of table? I'd be interested in some trends from the beginning to the end of the season, etc.
May. 30th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't have them in any other format, but if there is enough interest, I'd be willing to post the information for each episode here on my LJ. I suppose there, someone could transfer it to another format for comparision.

Would there be interest in all the totals by episode?
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May. 30th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! It was a fun project actually.
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(no subject) - jeannev - May. 31st, 2007 01:32 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 30th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for those screen totals :)
May. 31st, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
My pleasure. It was actually an eye opening experiance, and believe it or not, I am tempted to do it for earlier seasons. Maybe I'll take requests for which season people want me to do. Uh-oh! :)
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