May 28, 2018

Ratings Delays Due to Memorial Day Holiday

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Memorial 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 May 25 nationals available Tuesday May 29 at 1 pm
  • Saturday May 26 nationals available Wednesday May 30 at 7 am
  • Sunday May 27 nationals available Wednesday May 30 at 7 am
  • Monday May 28 nationals available Wednesday May 30 at 1 pm
  • Tuesday May 29 nationals available Thursday May 31 at 7 am

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

  • Wednesday May 30 nationals
    • Cable available Thursday May 31 at 1 pm*
    • Broadcast available Friday June 1 at 7 am
  • Thursday May 31 nationals
    • Cable available Friday June 1 at 1 pm*
    • Broadcast available Monday June 4 at 7 am

* denotes normal release time

The schedule will return to normal with the release of Friday June 1 cable and broadcast nationals at 1 pm Monday June 4.

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.