Posts Tagged ‘Nielsen’
 

 

Monday Fast Nationals Delayed: Nielsen Sorts Out Massive Change to Ratings Methodology

UPDATE at 3:40 pm PT: Fast nationals for Monday 12.28.2015 scheduled for release at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET), an unusually late hour for a data release. But this has been a most unusual day. UPDATE at 2:25 pm PT: Next update at...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Ratings Delays Due to Independence Day

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 sche...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Nielsen Announces Faster Release of “Fringe” Broadcast Programs

For years now, we have received television ratings the following business day, except for network programs broadcast before or after prime time. Such programs that air in the morning, daytime, early evening or late night period...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Ratings Delays Due to MLK Holiday

The MLK holiday will cause delays for daily nationals ratings (cable and broadcast finals) for a few days.  This is how the ratings should roll out this week.  We will update this schedule if anything changes.  (All times P...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Factoids from Nielsen’s “Universe Estimates”

> This season there are 289.7 million viewers living in 114.7 million TV households in the United States, as estimated by Nielsen.  If you believe these yearly estimates (and you must if you want to trust the ratings each ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Ratings Delays Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving 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...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Thou Shalt Not Appeal Directly to Nielsen Homes

>Oprah Winfrey broke a cardinal rule of the Nielsen ratings game by appealing directly to Nielsen sample members to watch her struggling network.  As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, Oprah tweeted Sunday night...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Ratings Delays Due to Independence Day

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 anyth...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Ratings Delays Due to Memorial Day Holiday

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...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: MAY SWEEP UPDATE (through 5 nights)

>With five nights of the May Sweep in (Thursday-Sunday’s official ratings and Monday’s fast national ratings), here’s an early look at the final major ratings sweep period of the broadcast season, when ratings...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Ratings Delays Due to Thanksgiving

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 anythi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: MAY SWEEP UPDATE (through 6 nights)

>With six nights of the May Sweep in (Thursday-Monday’s official ratings and Tuesday’s fast national ratings), here’s an early look at the final major ratings sweep period of the broadcast season, when rati...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Ratings Delays Due to Christmas and New Year’s

The Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays will cause delays for daily national ratings (cable and broadcast finals) for a few weeks.  This is how the ratings should roll out over the holiday period.  We will update th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS May 2

>American Idol kept FOX on top in the first Wednesday of the May Sweep, despite continued declines from last year.  CBS and ABC trail with fairly respectable nights (CBS down a couple of tenths from last year and ABC up th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Why Are the Networks Upbeat about the Upfront with Such Declining Ratings?

> We may all be looking at the wrong ratings. Each day, attention is paid to the previous night’s television ratings, generally the “Live+Same Day” ratings measuring any viewing of a program live or via DVR pl...
by Mitch Metcalf