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[12/24/13 - 08:37 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Finale
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/23/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local market NFL pre-emptions, Fast Nationals for ABC and CBS are approximate.]

ABC (5.052 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Monday with its holiday mix of "Shrek the Halls" (4.724 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "A Chipmunk Christmas" (4.589 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.963 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and the finale to "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.537 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

NBC (4.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with the season finale of "The Sing-Off" (5.192 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) alongside a special "Hollywood Game Night" (3.457 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was CBS (4.869 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.669 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (5.027 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (5.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Mom" (4.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Elementary" (4.437 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.153 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up encores of "Almost Human" (2.310 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.995 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.979 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013" (0.979 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special managed a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00
+30.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-40.91% - The Sing-Off

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00 (vs. Shrek the Third (Repeat))
+18.18% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. Shrek the Third (Repeat))
-13.33% - The Sing-Off (vs. It's a Wonderful Life (Repeat))
-33.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. It's a Wonderful Life (Repeat))

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 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 1.1/3 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/24/12):

NBC (5.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Christmas Eve with its presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life" (5.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

CBS (4.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), another "How I Met Your Mother" (3.28 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (4.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (4.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with encores of "Disney Prep & Landing" (3.45 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Shrek the Halls" (3.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Shrek the Third" (3.37 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its marathon of "Raising Hope" (1.86 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10), another "Raising Hope" (1.43 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), yet another "Raising Hope" (1.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and even more "Raising Hope" (1.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its telecasts of "Christmas Is Here Again" (0.76 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Second Star to the Left: A Christmas Tale" (0.61 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Again" delivered a 0.3 rating and "Tale" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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