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November 24, 2021

Ratings Delays Caused by Thanksgiving

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Thanksgiving holiday weekend will cause delays for daily national ratings (live+same day cable and broadcast) for several days.  This is how the ratings should roll out the next week or so. (All times Pacific.)

  • Wed 11/24 nationals available Mon 11/29 by 2p
  • Thu 11/25 nationals available Tue 11/30 by 8a
  • Fri 11/26 nationals available Tue 11/30 by 2p
  • Sat 11/27 nationals available Wed 12/1 by 8a
  • Sun 11/28 nationals available Wed 12/1 by 8a

Then for a few days, broadcast ratings will follow cable ratings.

  • Mon 11/29 nationals
    • Cable available Wed 12/1 by 9a
    • Broadcast available Wed 12/1 by 2p
  • Tue 11/30 nationals
    • Cable available Wed 12/1 by 2p*
    • Broadcast available Thu 12/2 by 8a
  • Wed 12/1 nationals
    • Cable available Thu 12/2 by 2p*
    • Broadcast available Fri 12/3 by 2p
  • Thu 12/2 nationals
    • Cable available Fri 12/3 by 2p*
    • Broadcast available Mon 12/6 by 8a

* denotes normal release time

The schedule will return to normal with the simultaneous release of cable and broadcast nationals for Friday 12/3 on Monday 12/6 by 2p.

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About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.