September 2, 2019

Ratings Delays Due to Labor Day

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Labor 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.)

  • Friday August 30 nationals available Tuesday September 3 by 2 pm
  • Saturday August 31 nationals available Wednesday September 4 by 8 am
  • Sunday September 1 nationals available Wednesday September 4 by 8 am
  • Monday September 2 nationals available Wednesday September 4 by 2 pm
  • Tuesday September 3 nationals available Thursday September 5 by 8 am

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

  • Wednesday September 4 nationals
    • Cable available Thursday September 5 by 2 pm*
    • Broadcast available Friday September 6 by 8 am
  • Thursday September 5 nationals
    • Cable available Friday September 6 by 2 pm*
    • Broadcast available Monday September 9 by 8 am

* denotes normal release time

The schedule will return to normal with the release of Friday September 6 cable and broadcast nationals by 2 pm Monday September 9.

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.