November 26, 2016


Only one show crossed the 1.0 threshold on a night of reruns and newsmagazines.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis follows the chart.


NBC:  HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS was the night’s highest rated show at 1.2, the same rating it earned in 2015 (when it aired on December 23) with 0.8 for a rerun of HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS behind it.  DATELINE followed at 0.9, down 0.2 from last week.

ABC:  A rerun of SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN was at 0.8, followed by a SHARK TANK rerun at 0.7, then 20/20 slipped 0.1 to 0.6.

CBS:  After an hour of holiday special reruns (FROSTY THE SNOWMAN at 0.9 and FROSTY RETURNS at 0.8), procedural reruns at 0.6/0.7.

CW:  Both the rerun of GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER and the rerun of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US were at 0.3.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.6/0.4.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL airs on two networks tonight.  On Sunday, the networks (except FOX) return to regular programming, including the season finale of PBS’s POLDARK and the midseason finale of ABC’s QUANTICO. 

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Tuesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than normal due to the holiday weekend.


About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.