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Ratings: Show season ratings for TV series.

In general the rating system work good BUT imho the rating system for series could be improved offering the possibility to vote also for a season rating which could be shown (A) in the main page of a series WITH the "overall rating" or (B) in the main page of ratings, which could be easier (you can already rate the single episodes but that rating is not so visible since you can see it only on the episode page).Why do this? Example: a series like "The Sopranos" has a global rating of 9.2 and would easily get a rating for every season between 9 and 9.5; BUT a series like "Lost" could easily have a very high rating for the first two seasons (possibly over 9) and then the rating would start to fall significantly. (IMHO)I thnk this kind of information a little bit more detailed about the series could be helpful.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ratings: Rate TV Shows By Season.

Since television shows can run for multiple seasons, a single "User Rating" for a TV show is not sufficient. Users should be able to rate each season (year), providing an indication not just for past years but current year, providing a powerful indicator of current popularity, acknowledging ongoing excellence or calling out weaknesses for a particular season. Overall aggregate for all seasons should be shown as well.

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I'm all in for season ratings, but people should have a right to rate the whole run, as well. 

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Dear IMDB, thank you for introducing the top 250 for series as we have it for movies. Would you please consider making a rating per season for the series and not only for the individual episodes. That would really be the jewel on the crown that IMDB Is for so many of us
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Jannik Talleruphuus
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IMDb could use all the Ratings for each Episode for each Season and do their magic with that ? ?
No extra votes ? ?
Folks may not go back to Rate a Season for an old program
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Gunsmoke  (1955-1975)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047736/reference
Seasons: 20
James Arness ... Matt Dillon (635 episodes, 1955-1975)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047736/ratings
4,358 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.0 / 10

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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/rate_tv_shows_by_season
Ratings: Rate TV Shows By Season
PRBWeston
Posted 6 years ago
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Ratings: Show season ratings for TV series
Michele
Posted 6 years ago

Others merged here too
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It would be great if I could give (and see) the IMDb star-rating for each season of a TV series.

Especially in this, the golden age of TV, seasons can vary greatly in e.g. style, setting, quality and talent. For this, a separate rating for each season would be justified.

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I wasn't aware of this thread and posted a separate one.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/adding-comments-with-a-low-rating-to-1-season-applies-to-oth...
Maybe it should be merged into this one.

That said, however, I am a bit afraid this feature/option will never be introduced, considering it was suggested 7 years ago. Users should be able to rate per season, by selecting each season, or to rate all seasons, in the main page, just like today.
The main page to show rating per season and overall rating.

It might roughly show like this...




Admittedly, probably still not perfect, but at least a slight improvement.

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I think, what should be done to TV-Series ratings is, IMDb should completely remove the episode ratings. It doesn't make any sense. There should be a season rating. Why episode ratings are pointless singularly? Because when a company starts a project and make a new season for a tv series, they build the whole thing as one. They don't divide thier effort into 8 or 10 etc. They make a 400 minutes long movie, and divide it to random parts. If episode 7 was boring  but ep8 was perfect, that doesn't mean ep7 was unnecesarry or can be skipped, it means calm before the storm, because 8 is finale and 7 should be a buildup.

It's like watching a movie and enjoying the last 30 minutes! But, to enjoy that last 30 minutes they must build the first hours perfectly to get into the story. And, when we rate that movie we would consider that final part on a large scale. Do we divide a 120 minutes-long feature movie to 3 seperated 40-minutes pieces and rate them differently? NO! Then why we do this to tv series, it doesn't make sense. We should treat the seasons like a feature movie. Plus, nobody even votes the episodes right now. They don't even see them. They're in a inner page, their number of votes are very low.

Just think about it, there is TV series with 2 seasons and you watched the first season last year, and considering about should you also watch the second season. And your friend already watched it. What would you ask him/her? How was the last season' ALL episodes :) Was episode 2 good? Should I also watch episode 5 or skip the 5...  LOL! How do they remember! They are just 40 minutes fragments of a whole thing, why would someone care if episode 4 was good but 3 was bad? A normal person would ask, How was the "Season 2"!! 

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I like the episode rating. I don`t rate every episode I watch but I like to go inn and for example give 10 stars to an extremely good episode. That way I can later keep track of which where my favorite episodes and re watch in the future :-)

(But I also want Season rating.) :-)

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I am not opposed to season rating, but I don't want to lose the episode rating. It enables you to keep track of what you've seen. Apart from that, for a lot of tv shows (sitcoms being the most prominent example I think) can be watched on their own splendidly.

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Here’s what I personally think, let’s just have the ability to rate seasons, and leave it at that. That’d be far easier to implement for them, and it’s personally all I need. (I think the show, an episode, and a season are different enough things that I’d want them to be calculated separately.)

Here’s some examples on why this should happen:

American Horror Story is the best example I can come up with because it’s an anthology SEASON show!

But, even more examples:

-24 gets an 8/10 from me, but Seasons 1-4 get an 8/10, Season 5 gets a 10/10, and Seasons 6-8 get a 6/10.

-The Office gets an 8/10 from me, but: Season 1 8/10, Season 2 9/10, Season 3 10/10, Season 4 8/10, Season 5 7/10, Season 6 7/10, Season 7 6/10, Season 8 1/10, Season 9 6/10

Also people were very unimpressed with Game of Thrones Season 8. As of now I think the overall rating of the show has dropped just enough, but it could drop SIGNIFICANTLY, and all because one short season sucked? Granted it was the final season, but still, if you could rate seasons I think Game of Thrones’ overall rating would stay where it is, and everyone would show that Season 8 is a HUGE drop in quality compared to the rest of the seasons!

Just like How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and not even just the long running sitcoms with 7 or more seasons!

There’s so many people that just watch shows and rate them as a whole, and yeah maybe they noticed a quality drop when Michael Scott left since he was a major character, but mostly they just think overall whether or not they liked the show.

Then you’ve got the people that sort of think of each season as its own show in the sense that when a new season starts, you think okay how’s this season gonna hold up, and you’re willing to rate them all differently if they’re not all consistent!

Then there’s the people who rate episodes, and they’re devoted fans! Most likely they’re doing it for the huge shows that everyone else loves, but basically all shows have episode ratings on each episode, and that’s because sometimes an episode resonates with you personally so much that you want to remember which episode it was, and what you thought about it, by rating it. For different people those are different episodes.

Am I crazy? To me the three ratings are very different, but we still need to get to 3/3 options available!

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With this system, I tend to give the rating to the first season of the show, to give an idea if the show is worth the watch to begin with. But, in the long run, that can give an extremely misleading picture of the whole show.

An example that comes to mind is the 2006 series "Heroes". The first season was amazing and/but it had a full story arc, that could and should have ended right there. The series was a success and was forced upon three more seasons. The level of storytelling dropped and it was a literal pain to watch from there on. (Something similar happened with the original "Twin Peaks" series, but I won't go there now.)

In the same vein, something weird happened with the show "Fear the Walking Dead". It may be that the show was searching for itself or that I myself had problems relating to the storytelling or to the characters, but I just couldn't get on board. I couldn't really tell what was wrong, but after a decent first season, for every subsequent seasons, I had to wrestle with myself to decide if I wanted to continue watching it or not. ...And I'm a zombie fan, ...I watch anything with zombies in it, ...even Z Nation. Anywho, with the season four, "Fear..." became great. Something happened that made it work for me and now I'm a fan.

I wish I could communicate these things with IMDb stars. I really do. I hope we get a seasonal rating system sooner rather than later.

(Note: All opinions presented above are subjective)

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Just making a post here to support this idea. IMDb should have separate season rating for a TV show. 

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You should give users the opportunity to rate just one season and not the whole series. Like Westworld season 1 and 2 was awesome, but season 3 in my opinion was below average. The only way to rate is to rate the whole serie, not a single season. Please introduce functionality to rate individual seasons

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Review of a season of a serie

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I also whole-heartedly support this enhancement! Love the site though - thank you!

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Besides the anthology series point that's already made, there are several series I wished I stopped watching after a certain season (cough Dexter cough). Seeing season ratings would be very helpful.

I don't think averaging episodes into a season rating would work too well - currently the averages usually don't match with the show's average rating. For me rating individual episodes is a bit of a hassle, and honestly unrepresentative since they're part of such a bigger whole.

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Each season differs from the other. Sum are good and sum are better or wors.  

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Allows seasons to be rated separately

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strongly agree!!!