Rating

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Definition

a rating: a grading, a position, a rank, a standing
noun
-What is the president's rating in the polls? -Not very good: 60% of people have a bad view of the president.

ratings (television): audience figures, the number of people watching (television or a particular television program)
noun
Note that 'ratings' is always used in the plural form in this context.

Examples

  • "The TV network canceled 'Horrible Crimes and Forensic Miracles' due to poor ratings."
  • "Anyway, I can honestly say that Mr. O'Leary has a productivity rating unlike any I've ever seen."
  • "Come to think of it, I'll move my rating up to 4 and three-quarter stars."

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