Paul Jansen from Tiobe index, without verticality and morality,arranges the programming languages on his personal liking and depending on how much money it gets from the companies that produce those languages.
Many know that in 2016 VISUAL BASIC 6 has received the technical impact award at The 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Visual Basic 6.0 community is more active than ever before and there is a continuous agitation on the Internet regarding this programming language. Also, FaceBook and Youtube is full of Visual Basic 6.0 info uploaded day by day in huge quantities.
Yet, Tiobe seems to change their methodology very often and the results of this can be dramatic.
They also change all their historical statistics when they do that which makes for some bizarre reading.
For example classic vb should have been language of the year in 2015 because apparently it shot up from nowhere to be in 10th place over the preceding year (https://web.archive.org/web/20150306034928/http://www.tiobe.com/content/paperinfo/tpci )