July 7, 2015

Ratings Delays Due to Independence Day

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Independence Day holiday will cause delays for daily national ratings (cable and broadcast finals) this week.  This is how the week’s ratings should roll out after the holiday.  We will update these times if anything changes.

  • Thursday July 2 nationals rescheduled to Monday July 6 at 1 pm PT (normally Friday afternoon)
  • Friday July 3 nationals rescheduled to Tuesday July 7 at 6 am PT (normally Monday afternoon)
  • Saturday July 4 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday July 8 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday morning)
  • Sunday July 5 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday July 8 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday morning)
  • Monday July 6 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday July 8 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday afternoon)
  • Tuesday July 7 nationals scheduled for Wednesday July 8 at 1 pm PT*
  • Wednesday July 8 nationals scheduled for Thursday July 9 at 1 pm PT*
  • Thursday July 9 nationals scheduled for Friday July 10 at 1 pm PT*

* denotes normal release schedule

As usual, the “fast affiliate nationals” will continue to be released each morning at 8 am PT 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.