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CAP Graphic Data Display Explanation

Example Graphic Data Display As an example CAP data display, the CAP Thermometers to the left are for Armageddon (1998).

1. The six CAP thermometers, one for each of the CAP Investigation Areas: W, I, S, D, O and M. The taller the "mercury" in a thermometer, the higher the level of acceptable programming.

2. A visualization of the Final Score.

3. The actual CAP scoring in each CAP Investigation Area.

4. The frequency of examples of ignominy per hour in each CAP Investigation Area.

5. The definitions of the W-I-S-D-O-M atop the six CAP thermometers.

6. The CAP Final Score and the Influence Density.

Note that after more than 100 movie analyses, the CAP Entertainment Media Anlaysis Model has been proven to be reliable and consistent in projecting the correct Motion Picture of Association of America (MPAA) ratings. It is no longer necessary to relate the MPAA rating to CAP scoring. Thus, references to the MPAA rating system in CAP media analyses after MAR03898 have been removed. If you wish a detailed explanation of the CAP scoring system and the model used to determine CAP scoring (except the equations and formulae used) please visit CAP Methodology.

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