ABC's 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' is Up Sharply Year to Year

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November 29th, 2013

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via press note:

ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 4.2 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Up against NFL-fueled competition on NBC (Sunday Night Football) and CBS (primetime overrun) on Thanksgiving night, ABC’s mix of repeat and original programming (Charlie Brown Thanksgiving-R/Modern Family-R/Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular) beat out Fox’s original lineup (X Factor/Glee) up by 27% in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3) .

 

  • At 8pm, ABC’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving was up over its broadcast on Thanksgiving last year by 33% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 45% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/5 vs. 1.1/4).

 

 
  • Rem

    Yeah, that’s right. Retail stores may have forgotten Thanksgiving exists, put the public still knows and will watch a good show about it.

  • Joseph

    Most of the 8-8:30 (ET/PT) portion of “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (the original 1973 special) did not face live football in the Eastern and Central time zones.

  • Jagger Dagger

    A 40 year old thanksgiving holiday cartoon still beats most of everything the networks are showing today.
    Good grief.

    Can’t wait for the new Peanuts special entitled:
    “NETWORK TV SHOWS REALLY SUCK THESE DAYS, CHARLIE BROWN”.

  • DenverDean

    Thank you ABC for putting in my favorite phrase “Up against X-show FUELED competition….”

  • anon

    @Rem “Yeah, that’s right. Retail stores may have forgotten Thanksgiving exists, put the public still knows and will watch a good show about it.

    Yeah IK. :( All the retail outlets just love to focus on the profitability of the commercialism of Christmas.

    Plus some may focus too much on the comments some ppl make online deriding Thanksgiving, and focusing only on what happened to the Native Americans in the 2-3 centuries after the first Thanksgiving, than how it was originally a communal harvest celebration and feast. When in fact a majority of the US population still loves to celebrate Thanksgiving one way or another.

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