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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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American Idol Ratings Down

The season debut of American Idol was the lowest it's been in four years. What do you think.
  • "What that show needs is to just put me on 'cause I'm'a star and 'Merica going to see me and be like 'Wha! Yee-yah!'"

    Layna Polou Systems Analyst
  • "It's more interesting and time-saving to read about which American Idol is getting dropped from their label."

    Darren Spurr Window Washer
  • "People finally realized that they could find out who the winner is by tuning into the last few minutes of the final episode."

    Sol Greenway Fitness Instructor

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