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Some articles on rating, ratings:

Mercedes-Benz R-Class - Safety and Security
... But was given an "Acceptable" rating in the side impact crash test before 2009 models built after September 2008 because the test dummy's torso faced ... Thatcham's New Car Whiplash Ratings (NCWR) organisation tested the R-Class for its ability to protect occupants against whiplash injuries with the car achieving the top 'G ... The R-Class was tested by Thatcham's New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) organisation and achieved the following ratings Theft Of Theft From ...
Tom Leykis - The Tom Leykis Show - Ratings
... For early 2008, Leykis had announced radio ratings at various angles ... Among the 81 radio stations in Southern California the show was #9 overall, #6 in English stations, and #1 for time spent listening ...
Krystala - Reception
... The show gained a 36% rating on its opening night, cementing Krystala as a successful hit among Philippine televiewers especially in the Mega Manila ratings where ABS-CBN started to lose its hold of the area ... in Mega Manila but ABS-CBN still led in the nationwide ratings ... Its highest rating was its 3rd episode, 43.1% and an average of 33.1% (Mega Manila ratings) ...
Loving (TV series) - Ratings History
... See also List of US daytime soap opera ratings Although Loving rated poorly throughout its history, its first few years were relatively encouraging ... held by Ryan's Hope, was a major factor in ratings improvement (albeit having the opposite effect on Ryan's Hope) ... Unfortunately, the slow but steady ratings growth was not sustained ...