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[12/26/13 - 08:57 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
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 (12/24/13):

ABC (4.027 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Christmas Eve thanks to encores of the animated "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.081 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and the live action "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.016 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

NBC (4.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then snagged the silver with its latest rebroadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.660 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.557 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (6.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "Person of Interest" (5.814 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.114 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up second runs of "Dads" (1.396 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.076 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "New Girl" (0.972 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.013 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.007 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with the feature "The 12 Dogs of Christmas" (1.007 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.1 rating.

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

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

ABC (5.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top demo draw on Christmas Day with its mix of "NBA Overrun" (8.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "NBA Overrun/Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (6.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.46 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

CBS (8.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched network with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.74 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.59 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Vegas" (6.03 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with encores of "Horton Hears a Who" (3.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas" (2.52 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.64 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its marathon of "New Girl" (1.87 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), another "New Girl" (1.48 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11), yet another "New Girl" (1.49 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and even more "New Girl" (1.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.73 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Emily Owens, MD" (0.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.1 rating.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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