TV Ratings Monday: It's Still A Wonderful Life as Classic Film Wins Christmas Eve

Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/6 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.6/2 0.2/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.4/2 0.2/1 x
Total Viewers (million) 5.616 3.388 4.166 1.631 0.724 x

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, the annual airing of It’s a Wonderful Life earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 7% from a 1.4 on Christmas Eve 2011.

On ABC, Prep & Landing scored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 35% from a 1.4 on December 11. Shrek the Halls garnered a 1.0, down 60% from a 2.5 on November 28.

On the CW, the obscure holiday movie Christmas is Here Again earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8-9PM. Another Christmas special, Second Star to the Left notched a 0.2 among adults 18-49.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 24, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC It’s A Wonderful Life – R (8-11PM) 1.5/6 5.62
ABC Prep & Landing – R 0.9/4 3.446
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 0.9/4 3.33
FOX Raising Hope  – R 0.7/3 1.86
CW Christmas is Here Again (8-9:00PM) 0.3/1 0.81
8:30 ABC Shrek The Halls – R 1.0/4 3.41
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.0/4 3.28
FOX Raising Hope  – R 0.5/2 1.43
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.2/4 4.30
ABC Shrek The Third – R (9-11PM) 1.1/4 3.37
FOX Raising Hope  – R 0.5/2 1.54
CW Christmas is Here Again  (9-9:30PM) 0.2/1 0.68
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.2/4 4.54
FOX Raising Hope  – R 0.6/2 1.69
CW Second Star To The Left 0.2/1 0.61
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five -0 – R 1.0/3 4.781

Via NBC Press Note:

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