the ratings

plural noun

: numbers that show how many people watch or listen to a particular television or radio program
a show that's down in the ratings.

Examples of the ratings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the stock has already risen by more than 30% since the ratings action, according to FactSet data, which shows the stock currently offers 17% upside potential. Ganesh Rao, CNBC, 15 July 2024 Nielsen didn’t break out the ratings by network, but did aggregate viewership on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Univision, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, all of which carried the press conference live from approximately 7:30 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. ET. Michael Schneider, Variety, 12 July 2024 Fox News, the ratings leader in cable news, edged out CNN for first place on the night with 8.8 million viewers, down dramatically from the 17.8 million viewers who watched the its coverage of the first 2020 debate. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 28 June 2024 Fox News, the ratings leader in cable news, finished in second place on the night with 9.3 million viewers. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the ratings 

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“The ratings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20ratings. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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