Signs for RATING

Meaning: something is a score or measurement of how good or popular it is.

Same sign for NUMBER.

Variation. Same sign for PERCENT.

Variation.

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On ABC News Exclusive with the headline "Oscar producer breaks his silence on what happened backstage after will smith's slap" (March 29, 2022), the Oscar producer was interviewee on Good Morning America as the following transcript:

Reporter: ALSO A BIG WIN OF THE NIGHT, AFTER YEARS OF DECLINING VIEWERSHIP THE CEREMONY ROSE OVER 60% FROM LASTYEAR'S BROADCAST. A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY HEAR THE RATINGS WENT UP BUT THEY THINK THE INCIDENT, THE SLAP. BUT WHAT WAS THE HIGHEST RATED MOMENT OF THE NIGHT?

Producer: THE HIGHEST RATED MOMENT WAS WHEN TROY KOTSUR WON BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AND AS THE FIRST DEAF MAN TO WIN AN OSCAR GAVE AN INCREDIBLE SPEECH. IT WAS HEART FELT. IT WAS FUNNY. Ref

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"The data reveals that viewership spiked during three 15-minute segments of the telecast: when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock it climbed by 511,000 from 16.791m viewers and a 3.8 rating to 17.302m viewers and a 4.0 rating; when Troy Kotsur collected his Oscar viewership climbed 1.08m from 16.596m and a 3.9 rating to 17.679m and a 4.0 rating; and when Smith collected his Oscar it increased by 614,000 from 16.784m and a 3.7 rating to 17.398m and a 3.9 rating." Ref

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