The average rating means the review of any product. We can calculate this average rating using the formulas in Excel.

**What Is Average Rating?**

The average rating, more commonly known as review, is used for commercial purposes. This rating indicates the customer’s satisfaction value for a certain product. It also helps other customers to decide to buy or avail of that product. We may also say this is the average customer satisfaction score. The standard value of the average rating is settled based on **1-5** or **1-10** ratings. This value is defined as the sum of customers’ ratings divided by the total number of customers.

**How to Calculate Average Rating in Excel: 7 Methods**

We will show the average rating calculation using the Excel formula in the following methods.

We are trying to calculate the average rating of a movie named “**Money Heist**“. The calculation is based on the dataset given below.

**1. Calculate Average Rating Using Multiplication and SUM function**

We will use the **SUM** function and simple multiplication for this method.

We added the necessary columns and rows for our calculation in the dataset.

**Step 1:**

- Go to
**Cell E5**. - Put the formula below, which is the multiplication of the
**Rating**and of**Customer**.

`=C5*D5`

**Step 2:**

- Then press
**Enter**.

We get the subtotal of a **5-star** rating.

**Step 3:**

- Drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to**Cell E9**.

**Step 4:**

- We can perform this more easily. Put the following formula on
**Cell E5**.

`=D5:D9*C5:C9`

**Step 5:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

We do not need to apply the fill handle feature in this formula. We just put the whole range here.

**Step 6:**

- Now, find the no. of the total customer using the following formula on
**Cell D10**.

`=SUM(D5:D9)`

**Step 7:**

- Click the
**Enter**button.

**Step 8:**

- Put another
**SUM**formula on**Cell E10**to the**Total Rating**.

`=SUM(E5:E9)`

**Step 9:**

- Again click on
**Enter**.

**Step 10:**

- We get the total ratings and total no. of customers. Now, divide the total ratings by the total customer. Apply the following formula to
**Cell E11**.

`=E10/D10`

**Step 11:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

So, our average rating is **2.84**. We choose **2 **decimal digits in the result.

**Read More: **How to Calculate 5 Star Rating Average in Excel

**2. ****Alternative Way for Average Rating Applying SUM Function Multiple Times**

In this method, we will apply the **SUM function** multiple times and will make a simple calculation. We added **3 **rows in the dataset for calculation.

**Step 1:**

- Go to
**Cell D11**. - Put the following formula to get the total no. of customers.

`=SUM(D5:D9)`

**Step 2:**

- Click the
**Enter**button.

**Step 3:**

- Again, apply a
**SUM function**to get the total ratings at**Cell D12**.

`=SUM(C5:C9*D5:D9)`

**Step 4:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

**Step 5:**

- Now, we will divide the total ratings by the total customer to get the average.

`=D12/D11`

**Step 6:**

- Click the
**Enter**button.

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**3. Insert SUMPRODUCT with SUM Function to Measure Average Rating**

We will insert the **SUMPRODUCT** function with the **SUM function** in this section.

**Step 1:**

- Enter
**Cell D5**. - Put the formula below to get the total customer.

`=SUM(D5:D9)`

**Step 2:**

- Now, press the
**Enter**button.

**Step 3:**

- Now, apply the
**SUMPRODUCT**based function on**Cell D12**.

`=SUMPRODUCT(C5:C9,D5:D9)`

**Step 4:**

- Click the
**Enter**button.

**Step 5:**

- Now, go to
**Cell D13**. - Write the following formula to divide the total ratings by the total customers.

`=D12/D11`

**Step 6:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

So, this average rating is calculated by inserting the **SUMPRODUCT **function with the **SUM **function.

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**4. Combination of SUM and COUNT Functions for Average Rating**

The combination of **SUM **and **COUNT **functions is used in different situations. When we have only the raw data of the review, this combination is more useful than the others.

In that case, the dataset may be like this.

We add **3** rows in the dataset for calculation.

**Step 1:**

- First, we will count the total number of customers. Go to
**Cell C16**. - Write the formula below.

`=COUNT(C5:C14)`

**Step 2:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

This formula counts total customers from the **Rating **column.

**Step 3:**

- Now, go to
**Cell C17**. - Put the formula below to get total ratings.

`=SUM(C5:C14)`

**Step 4:**

- Click the
**Enter**button.

**Step 5:**

- Enter
**Cell C18**to get the average applying the following formula.

`=C17/C16`

**Step 6:**

- Press the
**Enter**button.

Here, we have a total of **10** viewers who gave the rating and got the average rating.

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**5. Insert AVERAGE Function to Calculate Average Rating**

We can also apply the **AVERAGE** function to calculate the average rating. We are considering the dataset below for this example.

**Step 1:**

- Go to
**Cell C15**. - Write the following formula based on the
**AVERAGE function.**

`=AVERAGE(C5:C14)`

**Step 2:**

- Now, press
**Enter**.

So simply we calculated the average rating here.

**6. ****Apply Excel AutoSum Tool to Determine Average Rating**

**AutoSum **tool has different features for calculation. We choose the **Average **feature for this method from **AutoSum**.

**Step 1:**

- First, select all the cells containing ratings.

**Step 2:**

- Go to the
**Editing**group from the**Home**tab. - Select
**the Average**feature from the**AutoSum**tool.

Now, look at **Cell C15**.

The average rating is shown here.

**Read More: **How to Calculate Average of Multiple Columns in Excel

**7. Excel VBA to Calculate Average Rating**

We will apply a **VBA Macro** code to calculate the average rating. The average rating will be calculated for the dataset given below.

**Step 1:**

- Go to the
**Developer**tab. - Click on
**Record Macro**. - Put a name for the
**Macro**and press**OK**.

**Step 2:**

- Go to the
**Macros**field. - Select
**Average_Rating**macro and**Step Into**it.

**Step 3:**

- Write the following
**VBA**code on the command module.

```
Sub Average_Rating()
Dim data As Range
Dim total_rating, total_viewers As Integer
Dim rating As Double
Set data = Application.InputBox("Select Range", "Input Section", Type:=8)
total_rating = WorksheetFunction.Sum(data)
total_viewers = WorksheetFunction.Count(data)
rating = total_rating / total_viewers
MsgBox ("The Average Rating is " & rating)
End Sub
```

**Step 4:**

- Click on the marked box to run the code or press
**F5**.

**Step 5:**

- In the
**Input Section**window select our desired range. - Then press
**OK**.

Now, look at the result.

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**Things to Remember**

- Carefully select the cell references.
- When applying
**AutoSum**first select the desired range

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**Conclusion**

In this article, we described how to calculate the average rating in Excel based on two situations. I hope this will satisfy your needs. Please give your suggestions in the comment box.

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