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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As New Day flagged in the ratings, however, Licht opted to wind the show down and replace it with CNN This Morning. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2023 The real boss was the ratings, the true master the quarterly earnings. Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 Noting how he was burned out, miserable and unhappy, Cowell said he was consumed with the ratings battle between U.K. hits The X Factor — his own show — and Strictly Come Dancing, the competition. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2023 That's reflected in the ratings. Ben Gottesman, PCMAG, 31 Mar. 2023 The husband did research on Yelp to find an interior designer and was impressed by the ratings for Blythe Interiors in San Diego. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2023 How have the ratings been? Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 16 Mar. 2023 Will a more populist best picture field boost the ratings? Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2023 The same will be true when the ratings are significantly down for this Final Four. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The ratings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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