Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC) – S||1.3/5||5.68|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||3.59|
|Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – S||0.8/3||3.95|
|Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC) – S||0.8/3||3.36|
|iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.2/1||0.86|
|8:30 p.m.||DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (NBC) – S||1.4/5||5.19|
|Frosty Returns (CBS) – S||0.6/3||2.98|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.3|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.15|
|Grammys Greatest Stories (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – S||0.6/3||3.28|
NBC easily won the post-Thanksgiving Friday night in the ratings this week, with several of its special holiday-themed broadcasts. “Trolls Holiday” landed the top spot of the night on the network with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, while “Frosty the Snowman” followed closely behind with a 1.3. Meanwhile, a 2-hour broadcast of “Dateline” rounded out the night for NBC with a 0.9 average.
It was a fairly quiet night on ABC, however, with a special broadcast of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” scoring a 0.8 and “20/20” raking in a moderate 0.6. It was a similar night of programming for CBS as well, with broadcasts of “Frosty the Snowman,” “Frosty Returns,” and “Grammys Greatest Stories” grabbing a 0.8 and two 0.6s, respectively.
Additional, FOX’s broadcast of the Texas Tech vs Texas Longhorns college football game also performed well for itself with a 0.9 average, while the CW’s coverage of the “iHeart Radio Music Festival” raked in a 0.2 average on the network.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.1/4||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.87||3.59||3.22||3.37||0.86|
Late-night metered market ratings to come.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.