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TV Ratings Saturday: 'Frosty the Snowman' & 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' Knock Out 'UFC on FOX', '48 Hours' Steady

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December 15th, 2013

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Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC ABC
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.200 2.406 3.159 3.639

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for  FOX (UFC are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

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

On CBS,  repeats of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman  and Frosty Returns were the highest rated programs of the night. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 50 percent from a 3.0 on November 26. Frosty the Snowman  earned a 1.4 up 27 percent from a 1.1 on December 9, 2012. Frosty Returns garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating up 27 percent from a 1.1 on December 9, 2012.  48 Hours matched the 1.0 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original 10PM episode.

On FOX, UFC (Johnson vs. Benavidez) garnered a preliminary 1.0 up 11 percent from a 0.9  adults 18-49 rating for the last FOX UFC bout on July 27.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for December 15, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - R 1.4/4 4.87
FOX UFC: Johnson Vs. Benvidez -Live (8-10PM) 1.0/3 2.41
NBC The Sound Of Music Live! - R (8-11PM) 0.7/2 3.16
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight - R 0.6/2 3.21
9:00 CBS Frosty the Snowman - R 1.5/5 5.22
ABC CMA Country Christmas - R (9-11PM) 0.6/2 3.85
9:30 CBS Frosty Returns - R 1.3/4 4.52
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.0/3 4.96

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Billiam

    This just proves that family programming still rules – especially at this time of year!

  • Billiam

    @Ravenrei

    This is why I own Its a Wonderful Life. Its my favorite Christmas movie of all time. This way, I can watch it when and how many different times I want!! I watched it on Thanksgiving Day and will probably maker my family watch it with me before we have to visit family at Christmas. We never have time to do this after we leave for the in laws every year.

  • iSayso

    Is that a still from “The Great Christmas Light Fight?”

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