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Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 8:40 PM

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How do I report a non-searchable documentary title?

Searching IMDb app on an iPad for the title "Rise of the mammals" gives no results.

When using exactly the exact same search phrase on Google, I get the result " "Nova" Rise of the mammals"

What made report this is that clicking on the link in Google opens an IMDB page on the documentary - the one IMBD is unable to find when I use the programs own searc engine.

On the Viasat Nature channel in Norway the title is presented as a stand-alone program, a wider search tells me that this title is an episode in a series called Nova. Could this be part of the problems.

I have just found out that this "no search result" only is a problem on the iPad app. Doing the same search on imbd.com, there are no such problems.


Stein Arne Jensen

from Norway



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6 months ago

Stein: To support your point, and for the IMDb staff's information, I tried the search on the Android app for "rise of the mammals" also, and the Nova episode at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11219510/ did not appear among the 25 choices. I didn't see any option to narrow the search to TV episodes or find additional choices.

The episode didn't even appear among the 25 choices when I searched for "nova rise of the mammals".

By contrast, on the desktop site, the "Nova" episode comes up as the fourth choice in a search for "rise of the mammals".



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6 months ago

Hello @Stein,

Thank you for reporting this issue. I've forwarded this information to the appropriate team for further investigation. I'll reply once we receive further information. Thank you for your patience.