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The golden era (Seasons 1-4) was when Twilight lived in the Golden Oak Library in Ponyville. But in the era's finale, she got her own castle, which marked the beginning of a completely new era (Seasons 5-present) of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, where not only did we get plenty of new stuff like the Cutie Map, but also because of that new stuff, more absences occurred in the Mane Six than in the previous era.

Only within this era, here's the current total estimated screen time positions for each pony in the Mane Six after the premiere of every episode:

Episode title Twilight Sparkle Pinkie Pie Rainbow Dash Applejack Rarity Fluttershy
The Cutie Map, part 1 1st (4) 2nd 6th (4) 5th 3rd 4th
The Cutie Map, part 2 3rd (2) 4th 5th 2nd (2)
Castle Sweet Castle 5th 4th
Bloom & Gloom 4th 2nd 5th 3rd
Tanks for the Memories 3rd 5th (3) 1st (6) 4th 6th (9) 2nd
Appleoosa's Most Wanted 4th (2) 2nd 3rd
Make New Friends But Keep Discord 3rd 2nd
The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone 5th (2) 2nd (3) 4th (2) 3rd (2)
Slice of Life
Princess Spike 3rd (2) 5th (4) 4th (4)
Party Pooped 1st 2nd
Amending Fences 1st (3) 2nd (3) 3rd (3)
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
Canterlot Boutique 6th (2) 4th 5th (2)
Rarity Investigates! 2nd (2) 4th (4) 1st 3rd
Made in Manehattan 3rd 5th (4) 1st (4) 6th (37)
Brotherhooves Social 3rd (5) 2nd (2)
Crusaders of the Lost Mark
The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows 2nd 4th
Hearthbreakers 1st (3) 5th (13) 4th (4) 2nd (2)
Scare Master
What About Discord? 2nd 3rd (2)
The Hooffields and McColts 1st (30) 2nd (12)
The Mane Attraction 3rd (5) 4th (5)
The Cutie Re-Mark, part 1
The Cutie Re-Mark, part 2
The Crystalling, part 1
The Crystalling, part 2
The Gift of the Maud Pie 4th (4) 3rd (6)
On Your Marks
Gauntlet of Fire
No Second Prances
Newbie Dash 4th (3) 5th (3)
A Hearth's Warming Tail
The Saddle Row Review 3rd (6) 2nd (14)
Applejack's Day Off 5th (3) 4th (3)
Flutter Brutter
Spice Up Your Life
Stranger Than Fan Fiction 4th (2) 5th (9)
The Cart Before the Ponies
28 Pranks Later 4th (7) 3rd (7)
The Times They Are a Changeling
Dungeons & Discords
Buckball Season
The Fault in Our Cutie Marks
Viva Las Pegasus
Every Little Thing She Does
P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View) 3rd 5th (2) 4th
Where the Apple Lies 4th 2nd (4) 3rd (4)
Top Bolt 5th (3) 4th (3)
To Where and Back Again, part 1
To Where and Back Again, part 2

Here's what happened:

  • During the entire sixth season, Twilight Sparkle had the most screen time within the last two seasons, but gradually by less and less time more than whoever came in 2nd, due to almost not having any Season 6 episodes focusing on her.
  • Pinkie Pie had two streaks of second place or better -- one during 7 episodes of Season 5, and another between both seasons for 16 episodes in a row! For this, she was sentenced to much have less screen time for the rest of Season 6, including the addition of no solo episodes for her that season, and came out in next to last place at the end.
  • Rainbow Dash, Applejack and Rarity all placed last at least twice within the first 15 episodes in a row, before Fluttershy's seemingly unbreakable streak for last place of 37. For this, they were all sentenced to have the most screen time for Season 6 -- each even more than Twilight.
    • Rainbow Dash and Rarity each needed three episodes in a row because:
      • Rarity was in last place 9 times in a row right before her only three Season 5 episodes. She then later held a streak of placing 2nd for 14 episodes in a row, even while holding another record -- no dialogue for 5 episodes in a row -- one episode more than Fluttershy's 4-time streak set in Season 5. At the end, Rarity came out in 3rd.
      • Rainbow Dash suffered next to last place 13 times in a row since Hearthbreakers, and three more times after Newbie Dash. Even though she got the most episodes focused on her within the second half of Season 6, she came out in 4th.
    • Applejack came out in second, but only because of her super major appearance in Where the Apple Lies, whereas nopony else in the Mane Six appeared in that episode. Before this, she placed next to last 9 times, even with two other major appearances.

What will happen next, in Season 7...?