|obs||data||Fit||95% CI||95% PI||No. of Deaths|
|41||8||6.807||6.5295, 7.08479||5.90426, 7.71002||2|
|47||5.4||6.807||6.5295, 7.08479||5.90426, 7.71002||2|
|50||8.11||7.171||6.81615, 7.52672||6.24174, 8.10113||7|
Overall, the model provides a reasonable range of viewing numbers for many of the episodes in the series apart from episodes 1, 7, and 10 of season 5, where we see big discrepancies between fitted and observed data. The large viewing numbers for episode 1 require no explanation—there is a lot of anticipation and excitement among viewers for the opening episode of every season. The drop in viewing numbers for episode 7, as I noted previously, was likely due to some controversial scenes in the previous episode. And this season’s finale was actually a record-breaking episode, achieving the series’ highest viewing numbers so far.