|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.7/6||0.8/3||0.7/2||0.7/2||0.4/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||3.380||9.746||5.139||2.458||2.660||.945|
On another night of mostly repeats and specials on broadcast, CBS edged out ABC paced bywhich was the night's highest-rated and most-watched program. From 9-11pm the Kennedy Center Honors averaged a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and 8.35 million viewers. That ties with its lowest rating ever (2002) and was down 27% from last year's 1.5 rating with adults 18-49.
CBS's average 1.4 adults 18-49 rating for the night tied with Spanish-language network Univision.
In an absolutely meaningless battle of reruns (but hey, it's slow), ABC's The Middle betteredat 9pm by 40% with adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.0) and over 70% with total viewers. Two repeats of fared even better with each drawing a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 27, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||Viewers (Millions)|
|NBC||The: Where Are They Now (R)||0.9/3||3.13|
|9:00||ABC||The Middle (R)||1.4/4||4.75|
|CBS||Kennedy Center Honors||1.1/3||8.51|
|NBC||The: Where Are They Now (R)||0.9/3||2.82|
|CBS||Kennedy Center Honors||1.0/3||8.19|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's " with David Letterman," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 0.8/3 with an encore; " ," 0.5/2 with an encore; " ," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late " (0.3/2 with an encore).
- At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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