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[12/24/20 - 09:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Goes Out on Top for ABC
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/23/20):

ABC (2.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to a rebroadcast of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (2.816 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) followed by the penultimate "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and the season finale of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.705 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (2.735 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) was the number two network with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (2.925 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (2.669 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (2.610 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Next up was CBS (2.523 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with repeats of "A Holly Dolly Christmas" (3.271 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4), "Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event" (2.598 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "S.W.A.T." (1.700 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) offered up second runs of "I Can See Your Voice" (1.532 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and another "I Can See Your Voice" (1.362 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Silent Night - A Song For the World" (0.432 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.0, #12) on The CW (0.432 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.0, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00
-28.57% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-65.52% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00 (vs. NBA on ABC: NBA Christmas Day/Black-ish (Repeat))
-72.22% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. NBA on ABC: NBA Christmas Day)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/25/19):

ABC (5.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Christmas with its presentation of "NBA on ABC: NBA Christmas Day: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers" (5.646 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a repeat "Black-ish" (3.901 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

NBC (2.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) claimed the silver with its encores of the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2.474 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) special and the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2.384 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) movie.

Next up was CBS (2.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and its special repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.064 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Mom" (3.105 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (2.543 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "All Rise" (2.003 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.838 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) opted for a marathon of "The Moodys" (1.001 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), another "The Moodys" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), more "The Moodys" (0.756 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and yet another "The Moodys" (0.823 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.775 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) closed out the holiday with repeats of "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019" (0.842 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.576 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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