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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 1:16 PM

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Defining 'most popular' TV series

Hi there, I wondered how IMDb define 'most popular' in relation to TV series in the following link:

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=tv_series

Is it a mix of user rating and number of votes?

Any help on this would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Victoria 

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8.3K Points

4 years ago

It's a simple sort of TV series titles using IMDb's MOVIEmeter. On the link you provided, you'll notice at the top of the page are offered additional sorting options ( A-Z | User Rating | Num Votes, etc.). If you hover over the first one, Popularity, you should see the URL associated with that choice, http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=moviemeter,desc&title_type=tv_series.

What goes into MOVIEmeter ranking is (as much as IMDb is willing to disclose) here

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90 Points

4 years ago

Many thanks for this!

When I click on the 'here' hyperlink it takes me to an IMDb pro start your free trial page. Can you possibly copy and paste what goes into the MOVIEmeter ranking?

194 Messages

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8.3K Points

4 years ago

Sorry,

Didn't realize it had tacked pro on the front. Whenever you come across a URL here like that you can just remove the pro part and as long as the link is available on the consumer site it should work just fine. Here the link in plain text, and as a non-pro link

imdb.com/help/show_leaf?prowhatisstarmeter

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?prowhatisstarmeter

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90 Points

4 years ago

Thank you