November 27, 2015

Ratings Delays Due to Thanksgiving

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The Thanksgiving holiday weekend will cause delays for daily national ratings (cable and broadcast finals) for several days.  This is how the ratings should roll out throughout the week.  We will update these times if anything changes.

  • Wednesday Nov 25 nationals rescheduled to Monday Nov 30 at 1 pm PT (normally Thursday afternoon)
  • Thursday Nov 26 nationals rescheduled to Tuesday Dec 1 at 6 am PT (normally Friday afternoon)
  • Friday Nov 27 nationals rescheduled to Tuesday Dec 1 at 1 pm PT (normally Monday afternoon)
  • Saturday Nov 28 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday Dec 2 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday morning)
  • Sunday Nov 29 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday Dec 2 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday morning)
  • Monday Nov 30 nationals rescheduled to Wednesday Dec 2 at 6 am PT (normally Tuesday afternoon)
  • Tuesday Dec 1 nationals scheduled for Wednesday Dec 2 at 1 pm PT*

* denotes normal release time

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.