July 12, 2019

Ratings Delays Due to Independence Day

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Independence Day 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 several days.

We will update this schedule if anything changes.  (All times Pacific. Also, * denotes normal release time.)

  • Wednesday July 3 nationals available Monday Jul 8 afternoon
  • Thursday July 4 nationals available Tuesday Jul 9 morning
  • Friday July 5 nationals available Tuesday Jul 9 afternoon
  • Saturday July 6 nationals available Wednesday Jul 10 morning
  • Sunday July 7 nationals available Wednesday Jul 10 morning
  • Monday July 8 nationals available Wednesday Jul 10 afternoon
  • Tue July 9 nationals available Wed Jul 10 afternoon (cable*) & Thur Jul 11 morning (broadcast)
  • Wed July 10 nationals available Thur Jul 11 afternoon (cable*) & Fri Jul 12 afternoon (broadcast)
  • Thur July 11 nationals available Fri Jul 12 afternoon (cable*) & Mon Jul 15 morning (broadcast)

The schedule will return to normal with the release of Friday July 12 cable and broadcast nationals at 1 pm Monday July 15.

As usual, the “fast affiliate nationals” will continue to be released each morning at 8 am for the previous night’s preliminary prime time ratings on the broadcast networks.


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.