The Metropolitan Survey 1 2009 results that were due to be released next Tuesday February 24 will not be released as scheduled.

The Nielsen Company apologises for this delay which is due to the combination of the additional processing time required with the move to the enhanced collection methodology of single person placement plus the fact that the extreme weather conditions experienced in many states during the survey recruitment process delayed some of the field work.

As a result, the new survey release date for Survey 1 is scheduled for Thursday March 5.

“These factors are unprecedented and should not impact future survey releases during the year” commented Peter Cornelius, Managing Director of Media, The Nielsen Company.