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 originalby 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 fromand 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.