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[12/26/19 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Christmas with NBA Coverage
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/25/19):

ABC (5.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Christmas with its presentation of "NBA on ABC: NBA Christmas Day: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers" (5.646 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a repeat "Black-ish" (3.901 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

NBC (2.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) claimed the silver with its encores of the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2.474 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) special and the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2.384 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) movie.

Next up was CBS (2.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and its special repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.064 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Mom" (3.105 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (2.543 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "All Rise" (2.003 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.838 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) opted for a marathon of "The Moodys" (1.001 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), another "The Moodys" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), more "The Moodys" (0.756 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and yet another "The Moodys" (0.823 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.775 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) closed out the holiday with repeats of "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019" (0.842 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.576 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/26/18):

NBC (4.296 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Wednesday with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Fire" (4.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Chicago Med" (4.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (4.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

CBS (5.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network thanks to its special "The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors" (6.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a repeat "Magnum P.I." (3.018 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

Next up was ABC (2.365 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (3.366 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1), "American Housewife" (2.605 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Modern Family" (2.515 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Single Parents" (2.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Modern Family" (1.966 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Single Parents" (1.716 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.507 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "Empire" (1.739 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Star" (1.276 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, second runs of "Riverdale" (0.475 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "All American" (0.314 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.395 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors (vs. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (Repeat))

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 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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