Four Year-High for 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center'

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November 29th, 2012

via press note:

* From 8-9 p.m. ET, > "> Christmas In Rockefeller Center> "> (2.1/6 in 18-49, 9.1 million viewers overall) scored a four-year high in adults 18-49, delivering the annual special's highest rating since 2008 (2.2). Versus the 2011 telecast, > "> Christmas In Rockefeller Center> "> is up 11 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.9).
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> * > "> Christmas In Rockefeller Center> "> scored NBC's second-best 18-49 and total-viewer results in the time period this season, behind only a special November 7 episode of "The Voice" in the hour. In a highly competitive time period versus CBS> '> s > "> Survivor,> "> Fox's "X Factor," ABC> '> s > "> Charlie Brown Christmas> "> and CW's "Arrow," > "> Christmas In Rockefeller Center> "> improved on NBC's averages in the slot last season by 40 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.5, "live plus same day" non-sports) and 104 percent in total viewers (9.093 million vs. 4.451 million).
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> * From 9-11 p.m. ET, "SNL Christmas" (2.7/7 in adults 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) doubled NBC's average in the time period last season (2.7 from vs. 1.3, "live plus same day" non-sports) and was up 39 percent in total viewers (7.389 million vs. 5.297 million), in a highly competitive time period versus ABC> '> s > "> Modern Family,> "> "Suburgatory" and "Nashville," CBS> '> s > "> Criminal Minds> "> and "CSI" and Fox> '> s "X Factor."
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> * "SNL Christmas" unwrapped NBC's 2nd highest 18-49 and total-viewer results in the slot this season, behind the Nov. 7 "Voice" (excludes the October 3 Presidential Debate).
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> * NBC finished within 1 share of the nightlong lead in adults 18-49 (with a 2.5/7 vs. a 2.8/8 each for ABC and Fox).

 
  • TimsDale4ever

    This show would be so much better if they didn’t always have dweeds emceeing it.

  • Joseph

    Actually, “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” would get much higher ratings if it were the only Christmas special in it’s timeslot on a broadcast network.

    But most years, it goes up against either “Charlie Brown” (s it did last night) and/or “Rudolph” (as it did in some recent years).

    If I were programming a rival network, I would not program a Christmas special against “Christmas In Rockefeller Center”. Likewise, I would not program a Christmas special against “Charlie Brown” or “Rudolph”.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Didn’t watch it this year, but glad it’s at a 4-yr high!

  • Flip Flipside

    Was Matt Lauer on it? His absence may explain the higher ratings.
    Take note, NBC.

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