>Tonight the audience will be back to normal levels — the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend does not suffer the TV usage declines that start Wednesday and continue through Saturday night. Last night was a very typically quiet Saturday night of the long holiday weekend.
ABC led the way with college football, #6 Stanford defeating #22 Notre Dame in prime time. The game scored a preliminary 1.5 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals, which will go up to a 2.0 or more in the official nationals, down from a 3.0 and 3.4 the last two Saturdays when Stanford played higher-ranked teams.
The other networks were at a 1.0 rating or below. FOX averaged a 1.0 with Cops (1.3 at 8:00 and 1.6 at 8:30) and a repeat Terra Nova (0.6 rating).
CBS and NBC each averaged a 0.9 rating for the evening. CBS scored a 0.8 rating each for two How I Met Your Mother repeat episodes and an Unforgettable repeat. 48 Hours Mystery posted a 1.2 rating at 10:00 pm.
NBC aired its 85th anniversary special for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 8 pm again (0.6 rating) followed by Bee Movie (1.0 rating) from 9-11 pm.