December 24, 2018



A few stray originals among the reruns.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

CBS:  The network had the late national NFL game, which pushed 60 MINUTES to 1.7, although that was still down 0.8 from last week’e episode.  An out-of-timeslot MADAM SECRETARY (its 100th episode) benefited from a much higher lead-in than usual, up 0.2 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 0.8.  A rerun of GOD FRIENDED ME followed at 0.5.

ABC:  After 0.5/0.5 reruns, THE YEAR: 2018 was at 0.5.

NBC:  The preliminary 4.6 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.3 from last week’s early number.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3-0.9, although the high end of that range was the 7PM show, which likely reflected local NFL overruns.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

None of the networks will feature original programming on Christmas Eve, although the animated BEAUTY & THE BEAST will air on ABC, and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is on NBC.

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

This feature will return in the New Year.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back THURSDAY for detailed demographic ratings for top Sunday cable programs.




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.