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Monday, March 27th, 2023 9:49 PM

IMDb User Ratings Page Redesign

IMDb User Ratings Page Redesign

 

We are excited to announce IMDb’s redesign of User Ratings pages! In the coming days, IMDb will incrementally roll out its redesign for User Rating pages; instead of demographic data details (age and gender) we will now include a top 5 country filter and a ratings by episode heat map.  The redesign follows ongoing site improvements and reflects changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research designed to enhance ratings content, discovery, and navigation. 

 

In the coming weeks, we will continue to update IMDb pages throughout the site. We hope you enjoy these latest and upcoming improvements, and thank you for continuing to make IMDb the world’s most trusted source for movie, TV, and entertainment content.
 
 — The IMDb Team 

 

 

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1 year ago

Profile/activity pages show us some stats of individual user ratings. Maybe there is a way to use general stats on title ratings pages. I'm not sure how privacy settings or rules would influence that.

"Users who rated the most titles from the 1940s rated this title 6.7"

"Users who generally like Romance rated this title 9.0"

"Users who rated that other movie the same as you rated this movie 2.5"

etc.

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@Peter_pbn​ Thanks, the first two are good suggestions.  

"Users who rated that other movie the same as you rated this movie 2.5"

Please could you describe how that might work on an individual title/ratings page?

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Not sure exactly, but maybe a better phrasing is, "Other users who like this film also liked these films that you have seen."

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@Peter_pbn​ Thanks, so this part of the suggestion is for the activity page vs. the title/ratings page? 

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@Col_Needham​ I'd pay for a feature that gives personalized ratings predictions.  Take the 100 (what whatever large number is easy to do) other users whos vote history most closely matches mine and the use them to make personalized recommendations on films not yet seen.  

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1 year ago

Hi,

Why can't I see the exact voting numbers on the ratings page anymore? Please continue to show the exact numbers.

Sincerely,

Long time user and a stat enthusiast

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Exact numbers in ratings

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1 year ago

As explained by tons of other customers, the new site design is awful. Besides all of the annoyances that other users have been claiming along 16 pages of complains, the 'Users rating' section has changed and that distinction between USA-Non USA voters (which was way more significant than the current by some countries only) and voters by age was very useful to me and now is gone, which I find really upsetting.

I don't expect you to go back to the previous classic version where we have been happy for 20+ years, but is it so hard to add the option to return to the old interface as in many other sites? For what I can see, this is a request from tons of users, and a very reasonable one at it.

Please, listen to your community. Thanks.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Ratings page

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90 Points

1 year ago

Where did imdb. com hide the movies and series ratings by age and gender in the new setup of its website?

What a disappointment that it removed this data!

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Ratings by age and gender ?

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1 year ago

@Col_Needham thank you for your previous reply. Can I please schedule a professional conversation with you? 

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1 year ago

Please bring back the Top 1000 Voters' votes. That was the only feature I ever visited IMDb for. Now this site is useless to me, the normal user ratings are useless to me. I beg you, please bring back the Top 1000 Voters' votes. Why would keeping the feature hurt in any way? It's just a small section on a very big site page!

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@Col_Needham​ I don't care about your reasons for removing it, because that feature was the most helpful one on the entire site to me.

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1 year ago

Is it possible to revert back to the previous ratings system ?

The new one seems largely oversimplified. The previous system allowed to view the breakdown by demographics: Age, Gender.

While it could be seen as discriminatory, it did in fact provide valuable information as to the target demographic of a show or movie. I.e., some shows were (are) rated significantly higher by men, or by teenagers...

It was a good indication as to the likelihood that a show or movie could be for you, or not.

The new system completely obfuscates that.

There was also a US vs non-US voters and in some cases, it was also giving some hints ; for instance there were some foreign movies that were very highly rated (most likely too much...) by non-US voters, while completely downvoted by US-voters.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Old ratings system ?

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1 year ago

There used to be an IMDB rating by demographic when you selected the total number of reviewers. It seems to have gone away. Does it still exist somewhere?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Where is the IMDB rating by demographic?

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IMDb User Ratings Page Redesign

I think it's still rolling out, so you may be able to see the old stats by using a different browser or device. Or by googling and checking Google's cache.

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1 year ago

Too bad...I don't care about how countries rate things or the episode ratings. The demographic by gender and age was extremely helpful. I think that my interests as an old woman may differ (maybe not always though)  from an 18 year old boy...

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1 year ago

Hello and happy Easter to everybody.

I can't find these anymore with the new display. Anyone knows what to do to get them again? They were very useful to me because I would almost look at my own demo stats before watching anything...  :(

Thanks in advance,

Claude

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Dissected demographic ratings

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1 year ago

Can you guys at least bring back the user ratings breakdown where it showed how many people gave a 10 rating, how many gave a 9, and so forth?

I feel like you guys really dumbed down the user ratings now and it's pretty much useless. Nobody really cares about how countries are voting, but I think age, gender and the overall rating score voting are faaaar more valuable resources that many IMDb users used. 

I also noticed your site has gotten rid of the 'view full site' option, which I need to navigate the site on my phone. I can't edit my lists or view certain things without that function.

Honestly, none of the changes you have made in the past year were for the better and it seems like there is less information and the site is less user friendly now than it was before. 

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@crx_brett​ Thanks for the feedback ...

Can you guys at least bring back the user ratings breakdown where it showed how many people gave a 10 rating, how many gave a 9, and so forth?

The vote counts for each rating are still shown. For example, from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/ratings/ see the red highting:

If you are not seeing these, please try the instructions on https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/common-issues/why-is-imdb-displaying-differently-on-my-browser/GF2ZAR69V859XLHF# 

I feel like you guys really dumbed down the user ratings now and it's pretty much useless. Nobody really cares about how countries are voting, but I think age, gender and the overall rating score voting are faaaar more valuable resources that many IMDb users used. 

Unfortunately we had a little choice in this, as explained above in https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-user-ratings-page-redesign/64220f80ac2f711237475865?commentId=6422251f82212822057e4b28&replyId=6422a9d382212822057e6c99

I also noticed your site has gotten rid of the 'view full site' option, which I need to navigate the site on my phone. I can't edit my lists or view certain things without that function.

What type of phone do you have? The IMDb iOS app supports better list editing than the site, however, if you have an Android phone, list editing is indeed more limited, sorry.  In the latter case you ought to be able to edit your lists by bookmarking your lists page with the parameter ?mode=desktop at the end.  This is only a temporary measure until lists are moved to our new technology platform which will work across all sizes of screen. 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ PLEASE dont ignore me. Why you can't return exact numbers of voters like it been before? I'm a statistics enthusiast and I really care about exact numbers, and there are many like me, it was very convenient and helpful for us to see exact numbers. 

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Disappointing to see demographics removed solely because "a decreasing number of customers are willing to provide this data". Why does that matter? How does less people submitting their demographics change anything? Makes no difference if there's 1k, 10k, or 100k who submitted demographics, it's still useful to see regardless.

I can't be the only one not following the logic here.

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@AlabasterSalamander​ or requiring people to submit their basic demographic data (DOB, gender) of their votes won't count. These changes are confounding and totally illogical.

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1 year ago

Hello 

What has happened with the demografic ratings where ratings where ordered by age and gender?

Regards

Peter

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Where is the demografic ratings

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1 year ago

Why are ratings no more broken down by gender and age groups?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Ratings by gender and age

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Because there are tons of people either who won't provide the information in the first place or whose government ratified/implemented a protocol of interference in some way in the name of protecting privacy, maybe creating issues with the application programming interface (API).

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@jeorj_euler​ how do you know there are "tons"?

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1 year ago

The removal of demographic data based on age is a welcome change to remove privacy concerns.

Displaying the rating counts in the title page in kilos (K) is okay. But on a stat page in a graph? Only a select few would even bother to go into the detailed ratings page. I cannot fathom why you've replaced numbers with useless Ks in the graph. The percents in the graph are approximations. So are the Ks. Why the double approximation? I do not see any reason why you cannot display the actual value for those who want more information.

Why remove the top 1000 voter ratings? This was instrumental in understanding biases in less popular or foreign movies. I use this so often before watching a movie or TV show. Irrespective of the weights, user-genre criticisms, and apparent "dishonest ratings", you are definitely alienating the top 1000 loyal users of imdb. :(


PS: Ignore the following rant. Imdb has been dumbing down as of late with various unnecessary UI changes, making it difficult to get any useful information without additional clicks and a lot of scrolling. It's really frustrating that features are being cut one by one to be replaced by ads. After tens of thousands of ratings, I ask myself, "Why bother?" IMDb might soon switch to a letter system with just S and A.

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@mmkkmm​ "The removal of demographic data based on age is a welcome change to remove privacy concerns."  How on earth would stats that simply show gender and age create valid privacy concerns? This is specious.

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@mmkkmm​ Basically every organisation you sign up for online or in real life asks you to provide these details. How is that a privacy concern. It's essentially anonymous. 

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1 year ago

LOL -- literally the WORST data/stats redesign I've ever seen in my life. What kind of HORRIBLY useless breakdown is this? By COUNTRY?  Not by age and gender? This is insane.  I have been using IMDB for 25 years. Cannot believe you eliminated the most critical metrics and replaced them with dreck.

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@limeginger​ 

I agree. Ridiculous and completely useless in an instant.

I promise you this redesign was never ever based on users recommendations and ideas. Has to have a different reason. It's impossible to understand ratings now.

Looks like the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 ratings were tempered with as well but impossible to tell who exactly gave 22000 10 Star ratings within a couple of hours.

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@limeginger​ TBH, I find the country data moderately interesting but not at the expense of losing age/gender data. To make a useful site, one would think adding demographic information would make sense. But clearly IMDb is meant to server some other purpose.