user ratings of mini-series averaged from ratings of its episodes?

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Were user ratings of a mini-series averaged from the ratings of its episodes?  The mini-series at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078643/episodes?season=1&ref_=tt_eps_sn_1 lists a single episode.  But this mini-series was rated 6.9, while its single episode was rated 7.4.

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You answered your own question: NO.
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How do you calculate the IMDb rating displayed on a title page?

We take all the individual ratings cast by IMDb registered users and use them to calculate a single rating. We don't use the arithmetic mean (i.e. the sum of all votes divided by the number of votes), although we do display the mean and average votes on the votes breakdown page; instead the rating displayed on a title's page is a weighted average. To display the detailed votes breakdown, click the number of votes located directly below the average IMDb user rating. For an example, see the User rating breakdown for Inside Out.

The IMDb weighted average does not change upon receipt of each new vote, but instead is updated numerous times per day.

A TV series rating is not the weighted average of the ratings of individual episodes. Instead, customers vote separately for the rating of the series as a whole via each title’s series page.


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I came here to suggest the same thing asked in OP
In my case it's Band of Brothers, the show is rated 9.6, while the highest episode has an 8.9 rating, and the 10 eps average is 8.6

What I'm asking is to keep the show's user ratings, but also show the eps average, and it would be best if it's also weighted by episode release date

Where show like game of thrones, would be impacted by a bad season finale, the latest episode is as low as 4.3 :facepalm: yet the show still has a score of 9.4
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Please separately post your idea.