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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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TV Guide Channel Tops Nielsens

LOS ANGELES— For the 11th straight week, the TV Guide Channel topped the Nielsen
ratings, scoring blockbuster numbers in virtually all time slots and days of the week.
"The frustrating experience of trying to find something decent on TV has meant
ratings gold for the TV Guide Channel, Variety editor Peter Bart said. "By
providing a means to search for something—anything—worth watching, this 24-hour
electronic scroll has made itself America's most-watched channel."

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