Rotten Tomatoes is a website launched in August 1998 devoted to film reviews and news; it is widely known as a film review aggregator. Coverage now includes TV content as well. The name derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance. The company was created by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster, which itself was acquired in 2011 by Warner Bros. In February 2016, it along with its parent site Flixster was sold to Comcast's Fandango. Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango.[1]

Since 2007, the website's editor-in-chief has been Matt Atchity.[2] Localized versions are available in the United Kingdom, India and Australia. From early 2009 to September 2010, Current Television aired the weekly The Rotten Tomatoes Show, featuring hosts and material from the website. A shorter segment was incorporated into the weekly show, InfoMania, but it ended in 2011. In September 2013, the website introduced "TV Zone", a section for reviewing scripted TV shows.[3]

As of August 2016, the Rotten Tomatoes entry for the Are You Being Served? film had an audience score of 59%, and an average rating of 3.5/5 from 752 users.[4]


  1. Fandango Acquires Rotten Tomatoes & Flixster - Deadline (Anthony D'Alessandro)
  2. "Matt Atchity", The Young Turks Show, January 22, 2009
  3. Rotten Tomatoes Wikipedia Entry