Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregator website for film and television.
The company was launched in August 1998 by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster, which itself was acquired in 2011 by Warner Bros. In February 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were sold to Comcast's Fandango. Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango. Since 2007, the website's editor-in-chief has been Matt Atchity. The name, Rotten Tomatoes, derives from the practice of audiences' throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance.From early 2008 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, which ended in 2011. In September 2013, the website introduced "TV Zone", a section for reviewing scripted TV shows.