March 16, 2017

Ratings Delays Continue (Update #8)

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Ratings continue to be unavailable from Nielsen.  The last release of data was on Monday afternoon (on time) with the official live+same day nationals for Friday 3.10.2017 (broadcast and cable).  Fast nationals and official nationals for Saturday and Sunday 3.11-12.2017 are now past due with no rescheduled release times in sight.  And now fast nationals for Monday 3.13.2017 have missed their release time.

Nielsen reportedly suffer a power outage at a data center over the weekend during a major system upgrade.  No further details are available at this time.

Check back later for any updates on the resumption of television ratings.

Tuesday 1 pm PT update: Monday cable and broadcast nationals have been added to the list of delays.  Nothing new to report. No updates on expected times for Saturday, Sunday and Monday ratings.

Tuesday 1:30 pm PT update: Possible release of some data revised delivery schedule at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET today.

Tuesday 4:45 pm PT: Revised data release schedule has not been released.

Tuesday 10 pm PT: Saturday 3.11.2017 nationals (cable and broadcast) to be released around 7 am PT Wednesday. Release times for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday ratings to be announced later on Wednesday.

Wednesday 8 am PT: Saturday 3.11.2017 cable nationals have been released.  Still waiting on Saturday broadcast nationals as well as a revised release schedule for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday 3 pm PT: Thursday morning we are expecting a revised ratings release schedule for: Saturday broadcast nationals and Sunday through Tuesday cable and broadcast nationals (as well as fast nationals).  The new schedule could come as early as 7 am PT.

Thursday 9 am PT: Saturday and Sunday broadcast and cable nationals are now posted. Awaiting a revised schedule for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday fast nationals and official nationals.

Thursday 2 pm PT: Monday and Tuesday ratings are now posted. Wednesday fast nationals might be in later tonight.  Wednesday cable and broadcast nationals should be up early Friday morning.  The long national nightmare appears to be ending.


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.