Still no overnight ratings from Nielsen
Tuesday's data is now on hold, along with Sunday
May 6, 2009
Another day, another delay.
For the fourth straight day, the release of the usual Nielsen overnights has been pushed back, and it will be at least until after 3 p.m. today before any new numbers are issued, the ratings measurement company says.
Ratings for Saturday were delayed first, finally coming out Monday. But Sunday, Monday and now Tuesday overnights have yet to be released as Nielsen addresses a server issue that led to problems with Sunday’s data collection.
The ratings service continues to be troubled by a lower than normal intab rate for Sunday from the prior day as well as compared to the prior Sunday, according to a note sent to clients this morning.
Data collection processing from our sample home phone units for data of Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 has returned to normal levels, says the note. Intab levels continue to improve and for data of Tuesday, May 5 have returned to average levels.
However, because data must be processed contiguously, Sunday’s problems must be addressed before Monday and Tuesday can be finished.
The problem is also delaying release of the weekly ratings usually posted on Tuesday.
Nielsen promised to explain more about the problem and its causes in a note to clients later today.
But clients are undoubtedly frustrated. Today marks the end of the first two weeks of sweeps, and this is the worst instance of data delay in months.
‘Big Bro’ leads CBS to easy Wednesday win
One very sweet spectrum auction: $86 billion
Salt Lake City: Revving up for the Olympics
Traveler’s lament: ‘I wish I had a Samsonite’
What you need to know about black radio
Tell us, what’s your take on ad agency kickbacks?
Weekend TV: Oodles of Olympic qualifying
Yes, hate watching is a thing and it’s important
BET Awards take a tumble on Twitter
Hispanic TV: ‘El Señor de los Cielos’ flies high
NBC wins Tuesday with ‘Talent’ and trials
This week’s broadcast ratings
Programming blog: What’s canceled and renewed
- Karen Mawhinney, Kat Shafer and Jeff Hoffman rise at Erwin Penland
- Michael Angelovich and Danika Kirvin rise at Zimmerman Advertising
- Chris Watling becomes head of production at Droga5 London
- Nina L. Diaz rises to head of reality programming at VH1
- Paul Ricci becomes head of alternative at VH1
- Rory Levine and Tessa Jordan join CMT
- Mark Cuban hosting AXS TV summer concert series
- Mario Lopez launching Awestruck channel on YouTube
- 'The Daily Show' correspondent Jessica Williams exiting
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s top-rated movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This month’s digital traffic data: May 2016
This month’s new media traffic data
Associate media director position in LA
Media assistant opening in Northern Virginia
Freelance broadcast planner/buyer available
Assistant media buyer job in Fort Worth
Needed in Louisville: In-house media buyer