'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Beats Fox's 'Almost Human'

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

December 3rd, 2013


via press release:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (7.3 million and 1.6/4 in AD18-49): With an encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas and CMA Country Christmas, ABC was the 2nd-most-watched broadcaster on Monday night to NBC’s original schedule, outdrawing CBS’ original Monday line-up by 6% (7.3 million vs. 6.9 million).


·         The Net was up from an all-original Monday last year (5.8 million and 1.2/3 on 12/3/12) by 26% in Total Viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49.


A Charlie Brown Christmas 8-9pm (7.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):  During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s annual encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas outdelivered Fox’s original Almost Human by 22% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 5.8 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.7/5). The Christmas PEANUTS special increased from last year’s December telecast (5.8 million and 1.7/5 on 12/18/12) by 1.3 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49.  The animated special was a strong #1 with Kids 2-11, delivering a nearly 2-year high in the time period for ABC – since 12/19/11.


CMA Country Christmas 9-11pm (7.3 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):  Despite facing stiffer 9-11pm competition this year from The Voice and Blacklist (last year it aired on Thursday against mostly repeats), CMA Country Christmas was up over last year’s telecast (7.2 million and 1.4/4 on 12/20/12) in both viewers (+1%) and young adults (+7%). In fact CMA Country Christmas drew its 2nd-best numbers.

  • William

    For some reason i just can’t get into Almost Human.

  • Joe

    Could it be the unbelievable characters, especially an incredibly miscast Minka Kelly? Or perhaps the holes in the futuristic setting where some technology is rather fantastic, whereas common sense alternatives are lacking? Or maybe the plots themselves are rather facile and predictable and wouldn’t be embraced by fans of the genre? How about the lack of friction between the two main characters who prematurely bonded and seem bound for robot love?

    If only Fringe could come back…

  • E

    I would like to see the Peanuts special air closer to Christmas.

  • Joseph

    The ABC release noted “second most-watched broadcaster“.

    In all likelihood, the top-rated program of the night wasn’t on a broadcast network: It was the NFL game on ESPN, which probably (I haven’t seen the numbers yet) blew away all broadcast and cable competition, likely drawing around 20 million viewers.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures