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Calculated using http://www.readability-score.com on the final version of the text.

Flesch reading ease[edit]

Graph[edit]

Yearly averages[edit]

Dimension Period covered Reading ease Grade levels Text statistics
Flesch reading ease Flesch-Kincaid grade level Gunning-Fog score Coleman-Liau index Automated readability index Average US grade level Character count Syllable count Word count Sentence count Characters per word Syllables per word Words per sentence
mean All-time 63.6 7.1 7.1 9.9 4.7 7.2 1256.3 463.7 297.5 27.1 4.4 1.6 11.0
2013−2014 59.5 7.0 7.0 9.8 4.7 7.1 1245.9 460.3 295.8 27.0 4.3 1.5 10.9
2014−2015 Increase 68.0 positive decrease 6.3 positive decrease 6.4 positive decrease 9.4 positive decrease 3.8 positive decrease 6.5 1145.0 424.6 279.9 28.0 4.3 1.5 10.0
standard deviation All-time 7.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.1 411.7 131.6 85.0 6.8 0.2 0.1 1.8
2013−2014 5.6 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.3 424.2 137.0 88.5 7.2 0.5 0.2 2.0
2014−2015 6.7 1.1 0.8 1.8 1.0 0.8 389.9 114.8 77.7 6.5 0.2 0.1 1.3
median All-time 63.2 7.3 6.7 9.9 4.6 7.1 1284.0 463.0 297.0 27.0 4.4 1.6 10.5
2013−2014 60.1 7.2 6.7 9.9 4.6 7.1 1267.0 458.0 297.0 27.0 4.4 1.6 10.5
2014−2015 Increase 70.3 positive decrease 5.9 positive decrease 6.2 positive decrease 9.3 positive decrease 3.6 positive decrease 6.3 1205.0 424.0 281.0 29.0 4.3 1.5 9.6

Source data and other metrics[edit]

Reading ease Grade levels Text statistics
Week Flesch reading ease Flesch-Kincaid grade level Gunning-Fog score Coleman-Liau index SMOG index[1] Automated readability index Average US grade level Character count Syllable count Word count Sentence count Characters per word Syllables per word Words per sentence
2013-W21 53.3 8.8 7.3 10.4 7.6 5.6 7.9 1405 526 315 26 4.5 1.7 12.1
2013-W22 60.4 7.7 8.1 11.8 7 6.5 8.2 1366 463 291 25 4.7 1.6 11.6
2013-W23 59.7 8.2 7.5 10.3 7.3 6.1 7.9 1352 482 305 23 4.4 1.6 13.3
2013-W24 60.4 7.3 5.4 10.3 6.1 4.4 6.7 1008 366 227 23 4.4 1.6 9.9
2013-W25 41.1 11.1 9.1 13.3 9.7 9.1 10.5 1644 593 332 23 5 1.8 14.4
2013-W26 52.4 9.2 8.6 11.6 8.7 7.1 9.2 1776 637 382 29 4.6 1.7 13.2
2013-W27 54.3 9.4 10.2 11 8.7 7.6 9.4 2001 713 440 29 4.5 1.6 15.2
2013-W28 47.2 10.6 11.3 12 9.6 8.8 10.5 1359 488 288 18 4.7 1.7 16
2013-W29 52.6 9.4 8.9 11.2 8.1 7.1 8.9 1915 692 418 30 4.6 1.7 13.9
2013-W30 57.8 8.5 7.3 10.2 7.7 6.1 8 1311 475 297 22 4.4 1.6 13.5
2013-W31 56.4 9.1 8.7 9.1 8 6 8.2 1521 574 359 24 4.2 1.6 15
2013-W32
2013-W33
2013-W34 61.1 7.7 7.3 10 7.2 5.2 7.5 2420 873 553 46 4.4 1.6 12
2013-W35
2013-W36
2013-W37
2013-W38
2013-W39
2013-W40 59.6 8.1 9 11.8 7.8 6.9 8.7 1003 340 214 17 4.7 1.6 12.6
2013-W41
2013-W42 61.5 7.6 8.1 11.1 7.5 6.1 8.1 980 337 214 18 4.6 1.6 11.9
2013-W43 59.8 7.6 7.8 10.7 7.4 5 7.7 983 354 218 21 4.5 1.6 10.4
2013-W44 53 8.7 8.8 12.6 8.2 7 9.1 1056 368 219 19 4.8 1.7 11.5
2013-W45 60.5 8.4 8.6 10.3 8.5 6.5 8.5 1324 466 299 21 4.4 1.6 14.2
2013-W46 57.9 7.7 6.3 11.1 7.6 5.2 7.6 737 264 161 16 4.6 1.6 10.1
2013-W47 57.6 8.5 9.2 12.6 8.1 8 9.3 903 300 187 14 4.8 1.6 13.4
2013-W48
2013-W49 49.5 9.3 8.7 12.5 8.4 7.1 9.2 1237 442 257 22 4.8 1.7 11.7
2013-W50 63.5 7.8 8.2 10.3 7.7 6.2 8 1567 542 354 26 4.4 1.5 13.6
2013-W51 65.3 7.6 7.8 9.8 7.6 6 7.8 1,810 627 416 30 4.4 1.5 13.9
2014-W01 55.3 8.8 8.1 11.3 8.3 6.8 8.7 966 343 210 16 4.6 1.6 13.1
2014-W02 59.1 8.2 7 10.4 8 5.9 7.9 1,479 529 332 26 4.5 1.6 12.8
2014-W03 54.4 8.5 6.7 10.1 7.7 5 7.6 1,302 493 296 26 4.4 1.7 11.4
2014-W04 68.4 6.7 6.1 8.9 6.3 4.2 6.4 2,182 777 520 44 4.2 1.5 11.8
2014-W05 70.8 6.4 6.3 9.2 6.3 4.7 6.6 1,196 412 282 23 4.2 1.5 12.3
2014-W06 60 7.6 6.1 10.3 6.8 5 7.2 1,413 510 318 29 4.4 1.6 11.0
2014-W07 65.1 7.1 7.4 8.9 7.3 4.2 7.0 2,071 758 494 42 4.2 1.5 11.8
2014-W08 58.4 8 7.1 10.1 7.4 5.1 7.5 1,374 504 312 27 4.4 1.6 11.6
2014-W09 60.2 7.3 5.6 10.5 6.7 4.6 6.9 967 349 216 22 4.5 1.6 9.8
2014-W10 66.2 6.8 6.6 9.3 6.8 4.3 6.8 1,547 554 363 32 4.3 1.5 11.3
2014-W11 67.5 6.3 6.5 10.5 6.6 4.6 6.9 1,341 458 300 30 4.5 1.5 10.0
2014-W12 63.4 6.7 6.8 10.3 6.6 4.1 6.9 1,026 366 231 25 4.4 1.6 9.2
2014-W13 67.3 6.7 6.6 8.9 6.4 4.1 6.5 1,059 381 252 22 4.2 1.5 11.5
2014-W14 60.1 7.7 7.5 9.2 7.3 4.3 7.2 1,206 454 284 25 4.2 1.6 11.4
2014-W15 57.2 7.5 6.2 11.4 6.6 4.9 7.3 925 332 200 22 4.6 1.7 9.1
2014-W16 62 7.6 7.5 10.1 7.2 5.3 7.5 1,843 657 419 35 4.4 1.6 12.0
2014-W17 61.6 7.6 8.1 9.6 7.6 4.8 7.5 2,202 803 510 43 4.3 1.6 11.9
2014-W18 56.8 8 7 10.5 7.2 5 7.5 1,346 495 301 28 4.5 1.6 10.8
2014-W19 63.2 7.1 6.9 8.8 7.1 3.7 6.7 1,399 524 334 31 4.2 1.6 10.8
2014-W20 64.1 6.8 7 10.4 6.7 4.5 7.1 1,295 456 291 29 4.5 1.6 10.0
2014-W21 59.2 7.5 6.7 9.6 7.1 3.9 7.0 1,284 483 297 30 4.3 1.6 9.9
2014-W22 61.9 7.8 7.9 10.1 6.9 5.7 7.7 1,363 483 310 24 4.4 1.6 12.9
2014-W23 61.7 7.3 6.9 9.9 6.6 4.4 7.0 1,151 418 263 25 4.4 1.6 10.5
2014-W24 58.9 7.9 8.7 10.4 7.8 5.3 8.0 1,376 498 309 27 4.5 1.6 11.4
2014-W25 61.1 7.7 8.3 10 7.6 5.3 7.8 1,545 555 352 29 4.4 1.6 12.1
2014-W26 66.1 7.2 8.7 8.9 7.4 4.8 7.4 1,403 504 334 26 4.2 1.5 12.8
2014-W27 65.2 7.3 8.1 8.6 7.1 4.3 7.1 1,400 515 338 27 4.1 1.5 12.5
2014-W28 64.1 7.6 8.4 8.9 7.5 4.9 7.5 1,921 701 458 35 4.2 1.5 13.1
2014-W29 60.5 7.8 8.1 10.3 7.6 5.5 7.9 1,539 549 346 29 4.4 1.6 11.9
2014-W30 60.3 8 7.7 9.9 7.2 5.4 7.6 1,802 652 412 33 4.4 1.6 12.5
2014-W31 61.4 7.5 7.9 9.5 7 4.4 7.3 1,056 390 246 22 4.3 1.6 11.2
2014-W32 61.7 7.6 7.5 9.3 7.2 4.6 7.2 1615 595 378 32 4.3 1.6 11.8
2014-W33 52.2 9.5 8.2 11.1 8.3 7.1 8.8 1219 443 267 19 4.6 1.7 14.1
2014-W34 60.9 7.1 6.5 10.8 6.9 4.5 7.2 1081 386 239 26 4.5 1.6 9.2
2014-W35 65.9 6.4 6.7 9.3 6.6 3.4 6.5 763 278 179 19 4.3 1.6 9.4
2014-W36 70.2 6 6.2 8.7 6.5 3.3 6.1 1573 563 377 37 4.2 1.5 10.2
2014-W37 55.9 7.8 6.5 11.4 7.4 5.1 7.6 753 272 163 17 4.6 1.7 9.6
2014-W38 72.6 5.6 6.2 9.2 6.3 3.6 6.2 1239 428 292 29 4.2 1.5 10.1
2014-W39 71.2 5.8 5.7 9.1 6.2 3.4 6 1414 496 334 34 4.2 1.5 9.8
2014-W40 75.2 5.4 6.3 9 6.1 3.8 6.1 1212 410 287 27 4.2 1.4 10.6
2014-W41 75.2 5.1 5.7 8.6 5.9 2.9 5.6 1504 523 363 38 4.1 1.4 9.6
2014-W42 70.8 5.7 6.2 8.8 6.6 2.9 6 1161 416 278 30 4.2 1.5 9.3
2014-W43 69.2 6.1 7.2 9.9 6.5 4.1 6.8 1267 437 290 29 4.4 1.5 10
2014-W44 54.5 8 7.1 11.7 7.5 5.4 7.9 1072 386 229 24 4.7 1.7 9.5
2014-W45 75.4 5.2 5.5 8.6 5.6 3 5.6 1429 495 345 35 4.1 1.4 9.9
2014-W46 71.1 5.7 5.9 9.4 5.9 3.5 6.1 1476 514 345 36 4.3 1.5 9.6
2014-W47 68.2 6.2 5.9 9.4 7.2 3.7 6.5 817 290 191 19 4.3 1.5 10.1
2014-W48 52.3 8.4 6.3 11.8 7.5 5.5 7.9 109 397 232 24 4.7 1.7 9.7
2014-W49
2014-W50 72.4 5.3 5.2 8.9 5.9 2.6 5.6 1046 370 249 29 4.2 1.5 8.6
2014-W51 71.1 5.8 5.4 8.6 6.2 3.1 5.8 1035 371 250 25 4.1 1.5 10
2014-W52 68.7 5.9 5.8 11.2 6.3 4.7 6.8 743 247 162 18 4.6 1.5 9
2015-W01 73.7 4.9 8 11.8 6.2 4.5 7.1 535 169 114 15 4.7 1.5 7.6
2015-W02
2015-W03 68.2 5.9 6.2 9.8 6.2 3.3 6.3 998 352 229 27 4.4 1.5 8.5
2015-W04 70.5 5.7 5.9 11 5.9 4.7 6.6 931 306 204 22 4.6 1.5 9.3
2015-W05 73.6 5.1 6.4 11.6 6 4.8 6.8 564 178 121 14 4.7 1.5 8.6
2015-W06 55.7 7.9 5.9 11 7.1 4.7 7.3 778 286 171 18 4.5 1.7 9.5
2015-W07 65.1 6.6 6.5 9.1 6.6 3.3 6.4 1337 493 316 33 4.2 1.6 9.6
2015-W08 67.1 6.4 6.4 9.3 6.6 3.8 6.5 1268 454 297 29 4.3 1.5 10.2
2015-W09 70.5 5.8 5.4 8.8 5.9 3 5.8 1265 454 303 32 4.2 1.5 9.5
2015-W10 69.7 6 6.1 0.1 6.5 3.5 6.2 1308 464 309 31 4.2 1.5 10
2015-W11 70.6 6 6.4 9.1 6.2 3.6 6.3 1614 568 382 37 4.2 1.5 10.3
2015-W12 71.4 5.6 5.6 9.4 5.5 3.5 5.9 1415 491 330 35 4.3 1.5 9.4
2015-W13 72 5.4 6.4 9.2 6.1 3 6 1020 357 240 27 4.3 1.5 8.9
2015-W14 71.1 6 6.4 8.2 6.3 3 6 1456 528 357 34 4.1 1.5 10.5
2015-W15 71.6 5.6 6 8.8 5.8 2.9 5.8 1348 479 322 35 4.2 1.5 9.2
2015-W16 72.3 5.3 5.6 9 5.8 2.7 5.7 1013 357 240 28 4.2 1.5 8.6
2015-W17 70.3 5.6 6.2 9.4 6 3.2 6.1 1205 424 281 32 4.3 1.5 8.8
2015-W18 67.4 6.3 6.2 9.3 6.1 3.6 6.3 1127 404 264 27 4.3 1.5 9.8
2015-W19 77.5 4.6 5.6 7.5 5.6 1.5 5 894 322 226 26 4 1.4 8.7
2015-W20 80.9 4.5 5.7 7.7 5.3 2.5 5.1 1548 530 388 38 4 1.4 10.2
2015-W21 73.2 5.3 6.4 8.7 6.1 2.8 5.9 1042 367 250 27 4.2 1.5 9.3
2015-W22 74.9 4.8 5.4 8.9 5.5 2.4 5.4 718 250 171 21 4.2 1.5 8.1
2015-W23 77.7 4.8 5.8 7.9 5.7 2.4 5.3 814 285 202 21 4.0 1.4 8.9
2015-W24 74.8 5.4 6.3 8.1 6.0 2.9 5.7 967 342 238 23 4.1 1.4 10.3
2015-W25 74 5.1 6.4 8.5 6.1 2.5 5.7 917 325 222 25 4.1 1.5 8.9
2015-W26 74.9 5 5.7 8.4 5.8 2.4 5.5 990 350 241 27 4.1 1.5 8.9
2015-W27 76.7 4.9 5.8 8.2 5.4 2.5 5.4 1386 483 339 36 4.1 1.4 9.4
2015-W28 74 5.1 6.2 9.3 5.8 3 5.9 886 305 208 24 4.3 1.5 8.7
2015-W29 67.2 6 5.9 9.9 6 3.4 6.2 699 248 160 19 4.4 1.6 8.4
2015-W30 72.5 5.3 5.9 9.1 5.7 2.9 5.8 710 249 168 19 4.2 1.5 8.8
2015-W31 73.4 5.3 5.9 8.9 5.6 2.9 5.7 1803 631 430 47 4.2 1.5 9.1
2015-W32 68 6.1 6.5 9.8 6.3 3.8 6.5 1062 373 244 26 4.4 1.5 9.4
2015-W33 75.9 4.9 6.3 9 5.8 3 5.8 1723 587 408 45 4.2 1.4 9.1
2015-W34 63.8 6.7 6.5 10.6 6.6 4.5 7.0 1105 388 246 26 4.5 1.6 9.5
2015-W35 66.1 6 5.9 11 5.9 3.9 6.5 701 242 154 20 4.6 1.6 7.7
2015-W36 50.5 7.9 7.3 12.5 6.7 4.7 7.8 1077 395 224 32 4.8 1.8 7.0
2015-W37 66.4 6.4 6.9 10.3 6.8 4.2 6.9 1649 575 372 39 4.4 1.5 9.5
2015-W38 60.1 6.8 6.6 12.8 6.7 5.3 7.6 1293 437 266 35 4.9 1.6 7.6
2015-W39 62.8 7 7 10.5 7.2 4.7 7.3 1928 682 431 43 4.5 1.6 10.0
2015-W40 62.2 7.1 7.3 10.9 7.4 5.1 7.6 1771 617 390 38 4.5 1.6 7.6
2015-W41 59.7 7.3 8 10.7 7.5 4.6 7.6 1050 378 233 24 4.5 1.6 9.7
2015-W42 62.5 6.8 8.1 11.4 7.1 4.8 7.6 864 299 187 21 4.6 1.6 8.9
2015-W43 70.8 5.6 7.2 11.2 6.7 4.6 7.1 1237 405 270 30 4.6 1.5 7.1
2015-W44 57.2 8.2 9 11.2 8.4 6.1 8.6 872 309 190 16 4.6 1.6 11.9
2015-W45 63 6.6 6.1 11 6.6 4.3 6.9 1213 425 266 31 4.6 1.6 8.6
2015-W46 68.7 5.6 6.8 11.4 6.5 4.3 6.9 1193 297 258 33 4.6 1.5 7.8
2015-W47 63.2 6.9 7.2 10.8 7.3 4.9 7.4 1308 456 289 29 4.5 1.6 10.0
2015-W48 66.3 6 6.1 11.4 6.2 4.7 6.8 1081 366 234 29 4.6 1.6 8.1
2015-W49 68.3 5.9 7.4 11 6.8 4.3 7.1 1528 514 335 39 4.6 1.5 8.6
2015-W50 62.7 6.8 7.3 10.3 7.2 4 7.1 1791 644 404 44 4.4 1.6 9.2
2015-W51 65.5 5.9 5.9 10.2 6.5 3.1 6.3 941 337 213 29 4.4 1.6 7.3
2015-W52 62.9 6.6 7.8 12 6.9 5 7.7 1030 349 218 26 4.7 1.6 8.4
2015-W53
2016-W01
2016-W02 70.9 5.9 7.6 10 6.7 4.3 6.9 1817 615 414 41 4.4 1.5 10.1
2016-W03 60.6 7 7.4 11.3 7.2 4.7 7.5 1446 509 314 35 4.6 1.6 9.0
2016-W04 62.4 7 7.1 10.1 7.2 4.3 7.1 1578 570 359 36 4.4 1.6 10.0
2016-W05 65.5 6.3 6.5 10 6.6 3.7 6.6 2052 731 467 53 4.4 1.6 8.8
2016-W06 65.8 6.3 7 10.2 6.8 3.8 6.8 1432 506 324 37 4.4 1.6 8.8
2016-W07 63.9 6.7 6.6 10.1 6.8 4 6-8 1405 503 319 34 4.4 1.6 9.4
2016-W08 71 5.3 5.9 10.9 5.9 3.9 6.4 862 287 190 24 4.5 1.5 7.9
2016-W09 51.2 9.2 11.5 12.5 9.4 7.4 10.0 1491 524 310 25 4.8 1.7 12.4
2016-W10 63.6 6.9 8.1 10.8 7.3 4.9 7.6 2379 827 526 52 4.5 1.6 10.1
2016-W11 77.4 4.9 6.4 9 5.5 3.4 5.8 1675 560 397 40 4.2 1.4 9.9
2016-W12 72.3 5.4 6.5 9.7 6.2 3.4 6.2 1227 420 283 32 4.3 1.5 8.8
Mean 63.6 7.1 7.1 9.9 7.0 4.7 7.2 1256.3 463.7 297.5 27.1 4.4 1.6 11.0
Standard deviation 7.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 0.9 1.5 1.1 411.7 131.6 85.0 6.8 0.2 0.1 1.8
Median 63.2 7.3 6.7 9.9 7.0 4.6 7.1 1284.0 463.0 297.0 27.0 4.4 1.6 10.5

Notes and references[edit]

  1. SMOG grades for texts of fewer than 30 sentences are statistically invalid, because the formula was normed on 30-sentence samples.