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[12/25/15 - 08:49 PM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "It's a Wonderful Life" Top Christmas Eve
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/24/15):

NBC (3.807 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Christmas Eve with its annual rebroadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (3.807 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

CBS (3.764 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was a close second with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.912 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "Life in Pieces" (4.276 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Mom" (3.882 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (3.152 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Elementary" (2.683 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.075 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with encores of "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" (4.150 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (2.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.289 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.278 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a rebroadcast of "TV's Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special" (1.278 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" (0.897 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.756 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.845 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.849 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/25/14):

ABC (5.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Christmas Day with its annual rebroadcasts of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.921 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) animated special "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) movie.

CBS (4.859 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with its all repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.829 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Mom" (5.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Two and a Half Men" (4.713 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "The McCarthys" (3.782 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Elementary" (4.303 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

Next up was FOX (2.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with second runs of "Bones" (2.189 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Bones" (2.526 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.481 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up encores of "How Murray Saved Christmas" (1.375 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (1.138 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (1.932 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with "The 12 Dogs of Christmas" (0.921 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
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Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
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In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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