Quick Take for Tuesday, December 6, 2005 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
On the Show�s 40th Anniversary, �A Charlie Brown Christmas� Delivers an
Across-the-Board Victory at 8pm, Winning in Viewers, Adults, Teens and Kids
�A Charlie Brown Christmas� Sees its Strongest Performance Ever on ABC
Among Total Viewers, in Each of the Adult Demographics and Kids 2-11
The PEANUTS Christmas Classic Generates the Net�s Highest Non-Sports Viewer and Young Adult Numbers in the Hour in 2 Years and Top Kids Number in Over 4 Years
�A Charlie Brown Christmas� (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
On the show�s 40th Anniversary, ABC�s rebroadcast of �A Charlie Brown Christmas� won its hour in Total Viewers (15.4 million), across all key adult demographics (Adults 18-34 � 4.3/13, Adults 18-49 � 5.5/15 and Adults 25-54 � 6.4/15), Teens 12-17 (2.9/9) and Kids 2-11 (7.4/22). In fact the 1965 animated PEANUTS special topped its nearest competition in the time period by 1.1 million viewers and by 62% in Adults 18-49 (CBS = 14.3 million viewers & 3.4/9 in Adults 18-49).
� �A Charlie Brown Christmas� delivered its best numbers ever on ABC among viewers, in the adult demos and among kids � it has been airing on the Net since 2001. The show surpassed its previous highs on ABC by 1.7 million viewers and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (13.7 million & 4.8/13 on 12/7/04).
� �A Charlie Brown Christmas� posted ABC�s largest non-sports audience and top Adult 18-49 number in the time period in over 2 years � since 11/4/03. In addition, ABC saw its best Kids 2-11 rating in the hour in over 4 years � since 10/30/01.
Source: NTI (Fast Affiliate Ratings) 12/6/05.