About the IMDb Top 250 TV

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Hey guys, I've noticed something strange in the IMDb Top 250 TV (As the title suggests). I was looking at the IMDb page of Bojack Horseman and saw that at 8.3 it's not on the top 250 whilst The Adventure of Tintin is #250 at 8.3. So, I checked out the math of the True Bayesian method to find the following answers (Given in exact form and NOT rounded off):

Bojack Horseman: 8.323910860312754

The Adventures of Tintin: 8.3 (Yes, the answer was EXACTLY 8.3. Not more, not less. You can see it for yourself if you'd like.)

Doesn't it mean Bojack Horseman should be at #250 instead of The Adventures of Tintin?
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Ali Naqi

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Peter, Champion

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The Top 250 lists are based on votes from "regular voters", so calculations based on the ratings on the title pages are not going to match IMDb's calculations.

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?votestopfaq
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Ali Naqi

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I know that, like I said, I used the True Bayesian method to calculate it as told by IMDb.

"How do you calculate the rank of movies and TV shows on the Top 250 Rated Charts?
The following formula is used to calculate the Top Rated 250 titles. This formula provides a true 'Bayesian estimate', which takes into account the number of votes each title has received, minimum votes required to be on the list, and the mean vote for all titles:

weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

Where:

R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 250 (currently 25,000)
C = the mean vote across the whole report"

The current for Top 250 TV is 5000 votes and at least 5 episodes aired.
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You still seem to be missing the part about only counting regular voters when calculating the Top 250 rankings.