Why does my STARmeter/MOVIEmeter rank change so much from one week to another?
Fluctuations in STARMeter TM
values are normally more evident in people or films with lower rankings. STARMeter TM
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 TM
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 TM ranking over time.
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