How are these ratings calculated?
IMDbPro uses proprietary algorithms that take into account several
measures of popularity for people, titles and companies. The primary
measure is who and what people are looking at on IMDb.The rankings are updated on a weekly basis, typically by the end of Monday.
Why does my STARmeter/MOVIEmeter rank change so much from one week to another?
Fluctuations in STARmeter and MOVIEmeter values are normally more evident in people or films with lower rankings. STARmeter rankings are based on several statistical indicators,including the frequency and number of people who access a person's page or credits on IMDb. MOVIEmeter works in the same way, but ranks titles instead of people.
As is often the case when statistical calculations are performed on such a large sample of data, even small variations in popularity may produce significant changes in rank.
When an individual is very popular, the average interest of users over time remains fairly constant; with less popular names, it's more common to have sudden and sharp increases or decreases in the number of people who visit their page or see their credits, which explains the higher variance in the STARMeter ranking over time.
I'm questioning this information when I put my grandmother's name, BERTIE BADGER MOYERS,
into the search box on my face page and it showed her name in several different places with IMDb.com indicating her worth. The amount does not clarify in any way where that $$ came from or went. She certainly didn't obtain any in her lifetime. If $$ are royalties sitting somewhere to be claimed, I love to know where and how to obtain it as one of two direct heirs.
Dear Mr Jones. You are an ANGEL for helping to put my questions at rest. Thanks for taking your valuable time to educate an 80 year old, white haired, precious person that I am. Truth be known......I am so happy being me that one more penny (and I live very frugally with small cash flow) could not make me one ounce richer in the things that count.......family, friends, integrity and a wild character that brings me a lot of humor and delight in participating in the human condition. I, of course, would LOVE to have read any of her stories and seen any of the movies she wrote. Alas, probably way too much time has passed to ever locate even one. Again....thanks for your help!
I love humility with humor, even though I am more verbose than you. As I told an ole lady friend......I am certainly not a bastard humorist....got it from my grandmother! Legit!! Keep laughing and thanks again. The information you shared is now making it easy, once again, to know that my friends love me for me, not for my $$ or potential $$. Happy ending! Go forth and spread truth and justice!!