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.
While at Duquesne, played football and reported for the school newspaper (The Duquesne Duke). After graduating Duquesne, worked for the Pittsburgh Press. While covering a 1970s Steelers spring minicamp, discovered and reported that the team was practicing in pads, in violation of an NFL rule---a rule that Steelers owner Dan Rooney was pivotal in passing. The violation (the reporting of which was labeled "shouldergate") was uncovered during locker-room interviews following the closed minicamp. The transgression cost the team a third-round draft pick, which would have been a handful of slots ahead of where Pittsburgh native Joe Montana was selected by the San Francisco 49ers. Joined ESPN in 1995. His knowledge of pro football, displayed there, has earned him the nickname of "The Professor." Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 by virtue of winning the Dick McCann Memorial Award, which is voted on by pro-football writers. His advice to aspiring journalists in the changing media environment, he told the Duquesne Duke, is to "find a specialty, something you really have a passion for, and become an expert." On the Colts-Saints matchup in Super Bowl XLIV, wrote: "...The presence of both teams shows how the league has changed from one geared toward defense and running to an emphasis on passing. Blame the Colts for changing the trend...."