Remember that app Peeple? You know, the “Yelp for People?” It launched this week under the guise of a more sugar-coated definition of rating your friend. But guess what: It still sucks.
Deadpool has been a huge success, but honestly, the most fascinating thing about it is how it’s changed the conversation about superhero movie ratings. Case in point? Suicide Squad producer Charles Roven has had defend the fact that his movie is targeting a PG-13 rating.
A third season of Agent Carter may have gotten a bit more unlikely, as the ratings for last night’s season finale matched an all time series low. Ratings for Peggy’s sophomore season haven’t been great, but just 2.37 million people tuned in to watch “Hollywood Ending”—a potential nail in the coffin for the show’s…
Does Superman bleed? He might. He might bleed a hell of a lot more in Batman v Superman’s home video release—which has surprisingly been rated R.
The ratings company Nielsen has been keeping tabs on what you say about TV while using Twitter for a while. Now, though, it plans to mine what you have to say on Facebook, too.
Good News for superhero fans! Supergirl’s premiere last night was the most watched debut of the fall season so far. The pilot, which we loved, was watched by 12.9 million viewers last night, also making it the most-watched superhero show of the 21st century.
The Dissolve put together this neat animation that briefly looks at the history of the PG-13 rating, a rating that was invented after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins was released. And in discussion of the rating, it reveals how backwards the MPAA can be when it comes to violence vs sex, love and…
The PG-13 rating wasn’t introduced Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system until 1984, but why and how did it impact the ways that sex and violence are portrayed in mainstream American films? This video from Pitchfork takes a quick look at the history of PG-13 cinema.
Earlier today, the BBC released new internal ratings figures for Doctor Who's most recent season, and they show it's becoming a growing trend that less and less people are watching live. But this isn't just happening to Doctor Who, it's happening for TV all over - especially when it comes to genre TV.
We have rating systems for movies, television shows, and video games—so why not rating systems for books? That's the thought behind services that rate books with the aim of helping parents and protecting children. But these services are contributing to censorship in schools—and harming public education in the…
Outlander set a ratings record for Starz and, defying stereotype, the audience was 45% male. 720,000 watched the premiere on Saturday, reaching 2.3 million over the weekend. Add in 1.4 million from online and VOD airings and the total audience is 3.7 million. [TV Line]
Uber lets its drivers rate their passengers, and its passengers rate their drivers. These scores should be public.
Television shows often seem to experience huge ratings drop-offs after their first episodes. But even so, this is really something. Intelligence went from 16.6 million viewers in its first week to 6.1 million in its second.
Nielsen, the company that determines whether or not your beloved television shows even matter, has been perching dangerously on the verge of irrelevancy for years—but all that's about to change. After sitting idly by as internet viewership skyrocketed, Nielsen has finally decided to start taking note of the unhealthy…
Today Twitter and Nielsen teamed up for a exclusive multi-year agreement to create something called the "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating." The specifics are vague, but in short, Nielsen cares about Twitter now, and that's going to play into their ratings, somehow.
Google is moving away from the 30-point rating system it inherited from its acquisition Zagat last year because it's just too complicated. Instead, it will replace the confounding restaurant rating math with something a bit more straightforward.
You've heard of Nielsen ratings. You're pretty sure it involves a box. Heck, you even know what a "time-shift" is. But you have never, ever had the veil of ratings secrecy pulled back so completely. Or with so many puppets!
When Torchwood: Miracle Day premiered on Starz, the show was getting in the neighborhood of 1.5 million viewers, which was respectable but about the same as Starz' recently-cancelled Camelot. With the second episode, the show dipped to about 1.4 million, and Entertainment Weekly warned that if it dipped much further,…
Four stars? That app must be something special! Until you remember that those ratings are just a simple average, that people, by and large, don't know what they're talking about, and then the tornado hits. [xkcd]