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.
Pioneers of Television: Variety surveys the shows that impacted the genre of programming that would bring together stand-up comics, actors, musicians, sketch comedy, and other entertainment acts into a genre that in many ways recalled the glory days of vaudeville. Among the influential programs discussed are Toast of the Town - later to become The Ed Sullivan Show, Texaco Star Theater, Laugh-In, and The Carol Burnett Show. In addition to vintage clips of these programs, this documentary utilizes interviews with many people associated with these classic series.