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[12/24/13 - 08:40 AM]
ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Is Up and Beats NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 23.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Is Up and Beats NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" Premiere

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm - 5.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): ABC was the #1 broadcaster on Monday in Total Viewers (5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/4).

Please Note: ABC's Monday line-up was pre-empted in Atlanta for local NFL coverage.

Shrek the Halls (8-8:30pm - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC's 2nd encore this season of Shrek the Halls was up over the comparable year-ago telecast (on 12/24/12) in Total Viewers (+42% - 4.7 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4).

A Chipmunk Christmas (8:30-9pm - 4.6 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): At 8:30pm, ABC's encore of A Chipmunk Christmas more than doubled its year-ago telecast (on 12/22/12) in Total Viewers (+119% - 4.6 million vs. 2.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+140% - 1.2/4 vs. 0.5/2). A Chipmunk Christmas stood as Monday's #1 broadcast show with Kids 2-11.

The Great Christmas Light Fight (9-11pm - 5.3 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 9pm, ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight finale surged week to week by 33% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.0/3). Growing from first hour to its second hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight (5.5 million and 1.5/5) beat out NBC's season premiere of Hollywood Game Night (3.5 million and 1.0/3) from 10-11pm.

Quick Take for Monday, December 23, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live +Same Day Ratings)

ABC is the No. 1 Broadcaster on Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's "Shrek the Halls" Improves Year to Year by Double Digits

ABC's "A Chipmunk Christmas" More than Doubles its Year-Ago Telecast

ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Finale Surges Week to Week, Leading NBC's Return of "Hollywood Game Night" at 10pm

Monday Night 8:00-11:00 p.m. (5.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): ABC was the No. 1 broadcaster on Monday in Total Viewers (5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/4).

Please Note: ABC's Monday line-up was pre-empted in Atlanta for local NFL coverage.

"Shrek the Halls" (8:00-8:30 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's 2nd encore this season of "Shrek the Halls" was up over the comparable year-ago telecast (on 12/24/12) in Total Viewers (+42% - 4.7 million vs. 3.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.0/4).

"A Chipmunk Christmas" (8:30-9:00 p.m. - 4.6 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

At 8:30 p.m., ABC's encore of "A Chipmunk Christmas" more than doubled its year-ago telecast (on 12/22/12) in Total Viewers (+119% - 4.6 million vs. 2.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+140% - 1.2/4 vs. 0.5/2). "A Chipmunk Christmas" stood as Monday's No. 1 broadcast show with Kids 2-11.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 5.3 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49):

Building on its lead-in at 9:00 p.m., ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" finale surged week to week by 33% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.0/3). Growing from first hour to its second hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.5 million and 1.5/5) beat out NBC's return of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.5 million and 1.0/3) from 10:00-11:00 p.m.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 49% currently, from 47% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 12/23/13.





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· GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT, THE (ABC)
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