The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Host Jimmy Kimmel's approval ratings started off strong and then plummeted. The ABC late-night star opened the show in style. Then, somehow, he thought it would be a good idea to do a Bill Cosby-themed prank. Really?
Operating under the belief that television itself is interesting enough, the telecast mercifully skipped most of the traditional (and time-sucking) taped bits and/or musical numbers designed to distract audiences from the actual proceedings.
The ceremony did an admirable job of acknowledging and flattering a lot of what's worthy and important in television right now. It was also a flat-out entertaining show that affirmed the immediacy and power of the medium.