Posts Tagged ‘Nielsen’
 

 

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
 

 
 

Revised Nielsen Ratings Schedule This Week and Next

Nielsen announced planned delays for daily national ratings (cable and broadcast programs) the rest of this week.  This is how the week’s ratings should roll out.  We will update these times if anything changes. Saturda...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: MAY SWEEP UPDATE (8 of 28 nights)

>With eight nights of ratings in for the May Sweep (official ratings for April 26-May 2 and fast national ratings for May 3), 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 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
 

 

 

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: Ratings Obsession — What Does a Tenth of a Rating Point Really Mean?

>When the television ratings come in each morning, there is often a lot of attention paid to a rating that might be up only one tenth of a rating point from the prior week or the prior year.  (More recently, most ratings i...
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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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 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
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Ratings — The Rough Season Continues

Week 37 of the broadcast season (May 28-June 3) recently concluded, the first full week of summer as defined by the broadcasters with almost all scripted shows in repeats and summer reality shows dominating the airwaves.  The ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Ratings Delays Due to Memorial Day Holiday

The Memorial Day 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.  (A...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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