Top 25 Shows Glossary

 

This page lists terms used in Top 25 Shows and what they mean.

A

Animated Show

 

Any show that is made up of drawings. A “cartoon” is a general term for an animated show.

Anime

A cartoon drawing style that originated in Japan. It consists of beautiful, colorful drawings and action-filled plots. More than 130 anime have charted in Top 25 Shows so far. “Digimon: Digital Monsters”, “Tenchi Muyo”, and “YuYu Hakusho” are a few examples.

Annual Gross Races

Top 25 Shows gross tracking chart that spans a whole year. The shows that finish in the top three (now top five) on the last week of the year are given special gross bonuses.

B

Bubbling Under

Shows that have not recieved enough credit to make the Top 25 Shows chart. Shows can be found on the Top 25 Shows Bubbling Under and Recurrents chart.

C

Career No. 1’s

The amount of No. 1’s received over a show’s lifetime (career) on the Top 25 Shows or the Top 10 Shows of the Week chart. “Brian Jacques’ Redwall” picked up more career No. 1’s than any other show in Top 25 Shows. “Timothy Goes To School” did the same for Top 10 Shows of the Week.

CG or CGI (Computer Generated Imaging)

A style of animation that involves computers creating 3-D characters. “Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks” is the first No. 1 show from this genre of animation.

G

Greatest Gainer

Award given to a show that has gained more positions than any other show. If two shows gain the same amount of positions for the Greatest Gainer award, the show at the higher position will be awarded Greatest Gainer.

Grosses

A unit of credit given to a show. A show earns hundreds of millions of grosses every week. A show cannot gross more than 500 million grosses in one week.

Grossing Era, The

The time of which shows have used grosses as a unit of credit. It began on March 17, 2001. The idea first came about in October 2000.

H

Hot Shot Debut

 

Awarded to a show that posts the highest debut of the month. If there is only one debut for a month and it debuts in the top-10, that show will be awarded Hot Shot Debut.

Hat Trick

A show that is able to remain at No. 1 on the Top 10 Shows of the Week chart for three consecutive weeks.

L

Live Action Show

 

Pretty self-explanatory. Any show that has live actors or actresses. Also known as a non-animated show.

P

Pacesetter

 

Award given to a show that has shown the biggest cumulative gain in grosses over the past month. Pacesetter cannot be awarded to a show in their debut month.

Prediction List

A monthly preliminary list done on the 4th and 15th of every month showing how next months list will probably look.

Q

Quarter Gross Races

 

Top 25 Shows gross tracking chart that spans a 13-week period. If a show is able to lead for the whole quarter, the show is given a gross bonus.

R

Recurrent

Shows that have recently been removed from the Top 25 Shows chart. Shows can be found in the Top 25 Shows Bubbling Under and Recurrents chart.

S

Show

A television or radio program.

Show of the Year

The show that finishes at No. 1 on the Year-End chart.

Shutout Hat Trick

A type of hat trick where the No. 1 show keeps an opposing show at No. 2 for three consecutive weeks.

T

Top 10 Shows of the Week

 

The weekly Top 10 list where shows obtain credit in the form of grosses. The first list was posted on July 17, 1999.

Top 25 Shows

The monthly list that started it all. The first list was posted in February 1998.

Top 25 Shows 100, The

Top 25 Shows biggest list. It lists the 100 greatest shows in Top 25 Shows history.

Y

Year-End Wrap-Up

 

The most important list of the year. It lists the biggest shows of the past year. Since 2001, the list has been 35 positions in length. It was once as long as 40 positions.

 

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