Blackout ratings come to light

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Nielsen Media Research Monday released prime-time overnight ratings for Thursday night, Aug.
14, when much of the Northeast was in the dark, through Sunday, Aug. 17.

Nielsen plans to break out Thursday-Saturday, which means the numbers
won’t count for -- or, in this case, against -- season averages.

Sunday, when the majority of lights and TVs had been turned back on, will be
treated as a normal day.