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[12/24/17 - 08:19 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts NBC on Top in All Categories
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/23/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (13.086 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Saturday with special editions of "Football Night in America #3" (10.190 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (13.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

CBS (3.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a distant silver with its mix of "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "48 Hours" (3.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (3.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

Next up was ABC (1.976 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.128 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.206 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a new "Ten Days in the Valley" (1.594 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, FOX (1.082 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with rebroadcasts of "The Gifted" (0.835 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Lethal Weapon" (1.329 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

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

· A Dec. 23 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kumail Nanjiani and musical guest P!nk, was delayed by an NFL overrun and reliable metered-market numbers are currently unavailable.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/24/16):

FOX (4.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Christmas Eve with its special "UFC on FOX" (4.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

NBC (4.492 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then served up its annual rebroadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.492 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.042 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special" (3.751 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "48 Hours" (4.003 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (4.373 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

And finally, encores of "Disney Prep & Landing" (1.878 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" (1.741 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "CMA Country Christmas" (2.838 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) on ABC (2.495 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

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

"Saturday Night Live" was preempted by Christmas Eve programming.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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