via press note:
- NBC’s coverage of "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" marched to an 11-year high in metered-market households, its highest in the local markets since 2002, and the “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” walked off with its top overnights in nine years, since 2004.
- From 9 a.m.-noon, the 87th annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today,” averaged a 13.5 rating, 28 share in households in the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research. It’s an 11% gain versus last year's 12.2/26, giving yesterday’s coverage the event’s highest overnights since 2002 (15.0). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the parade averaged a 7.2/30 in adults 18-49, up 9% versus last year's 6.6/27, best for the event in the Local People Meters since 2003 (10.1, when only the New York market was measured in the LPMs).
- From noon-2 p.m., NBC’s coverage of “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” (6.0/14 in metered-market households) romped 13 percent ahead of last year's 5.3/12 and 28% ahead of its 4.7/11 of two years ago, to take home the event's top numbers in metered-market households since 2004.
- In the Local People Meters, "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina," hosted by John O’Hurley and featuring the commentary of expert analyst David Frei, jumped by 12 percent, to a 2.9/11 from last year's 2.6/10, and by 38% versus its 2.1/8 of two years ago, making this the highest rated "National Dog Show" in the 12 years NBC has televised the event on Thanksgiving Day.