December 26, 2015



NBC chose Christmas Night to whack its biggest loser.

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 resume with regular network programming after New Year’s.

Fasts Demo 2015 Dec FRI.25

NBC:  TRUTH BE TOLD had an ignominious exit, heaped on the Christmas bonfire at 0.5/0.4.  It was outrated by the 0.8 rerun of COAT OF MANY COLORS that followed.

CBS:  A newly colorized ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL led the line-up at 0.8, followed by 0.5/0.6 reruns.

ABC:  The CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS rerun rode its NBA  holiday tripleheader lead-in to take the night at 1.1 (falling to 0.9 in its 2d hour), followed by 20/20 at 0.8.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.5/0.3, with the latter a 2d run of AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN.

CW:  A rerun of the IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BELL special at 0.4, matched by a WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY rerun.

The networks are submerged in reruns tonight.  As with Thursday night, the biggest rating will probably belong to NFL Network and its SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Tuesday morning 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.