Learner's definition of RATING
1 [count] : a measurement of how good, difficult, efficient, etc., something or someone is
The President's approval rating is lower than it was a month ago. [=fewer people approve of the President this month]
The school has an above-average academic rating.
The article compares the fuel-economy ratings of various cars.
2 the ratings : numbers that show how many people watch or listen to a particular television or radio program 3 [count] : a symbol that is officially given to a movie, video game, etc., to tell people what audience it is appropriate for 4 [count] : a statement about the normal power or limit of a machine, engine, etc. 5 [count], British : someone in the navy who is not an officer