December 24, 2015



A night for classics, old and new.

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; comparison charts will return with regular network programming after New Year’s.

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NBC:  On the night before the night before Christmas, families cozied up to the zillionth run of the original HOW THE GRINCH SAVED CHRISTMAS at 1.2, which won the night.  After a dip to 0.9 for HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS, a rerun of the recent ADELE LIVE IN NY concert special did quite well at 1.1, but the night ended on a down note with 0.6 for a rerun of MICHAEL BUBLE’S CHRISTMAS IN HOLLYWOOD.

CBS:  The latest colorized I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL was solid at 1.1, followed by procedural reruns at 0.7/0.9.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns, topped by MODERN FAMILY at 1.0.

FOX:  Reruns led by EMPIRE at 0.5.

CW:  Reruns at twin 0.3s.

All the networks are regifting on Christmas Eve, and there’s not a new piece of programming to be found under the tree.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

This feature will return after the holidays.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.


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.