Ratings

An evaluation of credit quality Moody's, S&P, and Fitch Investors Service give to companies used by investors and analysts. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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ratings [plural]
COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING figures that show how many people watch or listen to a television or radio programme: good/high ratings »

Advertisers seek out the programmes with the highest ratings for their main campaigns.

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low/poor ratings

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declining/improving ratings

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ratings go up/down

ratings battle/war »

The two channels are locked in a ratings battle.

Main Entry: rating

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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