Background Info

The tvseries.xlsx workbook contains eight (8) worksheets (Sheet1 to Sheet7 and Original Data worksheets).

Sheet1 worksheet contains excerpts of TV series information with the advertisement cost (values in dollar) for each 30 seconds time slot during the show in 2018 and 2019. You are tasked to complete this worksheet with the necessary formula and charts, as well as make it presentable.

Sheet2 to Sheet7 worksheets serve different purposes, you will need to prepare them for each of those intended purposes as listed.

Original Data worksheet contains the copy of the original data used in worksheets Sheet2 to Sheet7. If you need a fresh copy, you can duplicate this worksheet and rename it accordingly. Do not make any changes to this worksheet.


  • All formula must be written using the correct cell referencing (relative/absolute/mixed cell reference) that can be copied across to other columns and/or rows of similar nature.
  • Display the result of all calculations in 2 decimal places.
  • Tasks

Work on each instruction in the correct worksheet.


T1:  Add your name and ID in cells A1 and B1 respectively. Add your name and ID yourself.

T2:  Rename the worksheet name Sheet1 to TV Advertisement.

T3:  In the cells G8 to G15, use a pre-define formula to calculate the total cost in 2018 and 2019. Read notes above.

T4:  In H8 to H15, use a formula to calculate difference between 2018 and 2019 (cost in 2019 minus 2018). Read notes above.

T5:  In I8 to I15, use a formula to calculate the percentage of difference between 2018 and 2019 (difference over 2018). Read notes above.

T6:  In B18 to B20, use a predefined function to calculate the number of movies in 2019 according to the age restriction classifications (PG, M, MA15+). Read notes above.

T7:  In F18 to G21, use a predefined function to calculate the average advertisement cost in 2019/2018 for each network (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC). Read notes above.

T8:  Use your creativity to apply general formatting to improve the readability of data within this worksheet. No changes should be made to the original nature of the worksheet (rows, columns, placement of data, etc.) Conditional formatting will not be accepted.

T9:  Add a pie chart for the number of movies based on age restriction classifications. Include the necessary chart labels.

T10: Add a line chart with markers to compare the average costs in 2018 and 2019 (2 series). Include the necessary chart labels.


T11:  Apply conditional formatting to highlight the ratings below the average in yellow.

T12:  Apply conditional formatting to highlight the classification for restricted for 18 and over (R18+) in red.


T13: Sort the data based on the ratings in descending order.


T14: Sort the data based on the Network (ascending), then by Classification (descending), then by the Title (ascending).


T15: Use filter to show only TV series from Netflix and Fox with ratings below 8.5 (exclusive).


T16: Use the Subtotal button in Data tab to organise data to include the minimum ratings for each classification.

Note: depending on your MS Excel version, an additional step may be required before applying subtotal.


T17:  Use the data to create a new worksheet called Pivot Table containing a pivot table that shows the average ratings for each network with different classifications in the columns. Add start year as the filter.

T18:  Filter the data of the pivot table created to show only information for CW, Disney+ and Fox that started in 2011 to 2015.

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