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[12/24/19 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Boost from "The Price Is Right" Special
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/23/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some local NFL coverage is currently reflected in CBS and FOX fast-affiliate averages.]

CBS (4.955 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) got a boost on Monday with its special "The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza with Seth Rogen" (6.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) followed by repeats of "All Rise" (4.310 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "Bull" (3.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

NBC (2.668 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with encores of "Holidays with the Houghs" (2.424 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special" (2.790 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and repeats of "Same Time, Next Christmas" (2.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "The Good Doctor" (2.265 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9).

FOX (1.907 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "9-1-1" (2.300 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Prodigal Son" (1.514 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, the penultimate "The Christmas Caroler Challenge" (0.579 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and the finale to "The Christmas Caroler Challenge" (0.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.560 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza with Seth Rogen (vs. The Neighborhood (Repeats))
0.00% - The Christmas Caroler Challenge - 8:00 (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-50.00% - The Christmas Caroler Challenge - 9:00 (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/24/18):

NBC (4.403 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Christmas Eve with its annual telecast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.403 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

ABC (2.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the number two network with rebroadcasts of "Beauty and the Beast" (2.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and "The Good Doctor" (2.021 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "The Neighborhood" (3.010 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3), another "The Neighborhood" (2.806 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "God Friended Me" (2.499 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Bull" (2.744 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.351 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up an encore of "MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown" (1.351 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) likewise opted for repeats of "Arrow" (0.524 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.274 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9).

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

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," preempted; "Late Show," preempted; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," preempted; CBS's "Late Late Show," preempted.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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