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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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'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Ratings Fall

The number of viewers of the Sarah Palin reality series Sarah Palin's Alaska fell 40 percent between the first and second episodes. What do you think?

  • "It's jarring to see Sarah Palin in a travelogue when you know her as a serious politician."

    Damon Meline Systems Analyst
  • "I thought I could be a more effective Sarah Palin fan if I quit halfway through the first episode."

    Beth Smythe Freight Loading Supervisor
  • "Too many bears, not enough leg."

    Ian Wilson Insurance Adjuster

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