introduce a dual rating system for critcs & fans to provide more accurate scores

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IMDB please have a split rating system between Critics and the General Public; sadly the new Troll culture skews a lot of ratings for shows and IMDB is getting a reputation for having nonsense ratings. i am aware you include critic reviews but no rating. IMDB is always my first destination for film info but i’m starting to always double check imdb against rotten tomatoes to get a more balanced score.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Wambi Green Grocer,

When available, IMDb already includes the Metascore from for titles.

According to
Creating our proprietary Metascores is a complicated process. We carefully curate a large group of the world’s most respected critics, assign scores to their reviews, and apply a weighted average to summarize the range of their opinions. The result is a single number that captures the essence of critical opinion in one Metascore. Each movie, game, television show and album featured on Metacritic gets a Metascore when we've collected at least four critics' reviews.
For example, I've circled the Metascore for Downton Abbey (shown below).