So I was reading this article on icenetwork from Europeans about the ladies short program and I came across an interesting paragraph:
"This was Sotnikova's first clean short program of the international season, and the judges rewarded it with program components that reached an average level of 7.6. She takes 67.61 points into the free skate."
This gave me an idea, a big criticism of the Code of points system vs the 6.0 system for the average casual viewer is that the scores are just numbers where under 6.0, you got a score OUT of 6.0 and the closer to 6.0, the more exciting it gets, or at least it is easier for an audience to understand/interpret where a skater's "presentation" stands relative to others. The additional advantage was that you got an idea of how close to "perfection" that particular performance was.
Without changing any aspect of the judging system, would simply listing "average" PCS score awarded out of 10 on the scoreboard make it more exciting and make it easier for the general audience to understand why someone who has a less technically difficult skate could score so well due to higher PCS? (The actual numbers would still show up on the scoreboard and be added to the TES, but I feel like even showing a number out of 10 would help).
Are there any other pros or cons to this?
Just an interesting thought that popped up in my head when I was reading that article!