The annual tradition of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC held up just fine despite competition from another part of Disney: the College Football Playoff on ESPN.

Prime-time ratings for “Rockin’ Eve” Thursday were on par with 2014, and the late-night portion of the show held up as well. In the overnight metered markets, the show drew a 7.5/29 in adults 18-49 and a 10.0/24 in households from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. That’s in line with the 7.3/29 and 10.7/25 “Rockin’ Eve” drew a year ago.

The household rating for “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” is slightly higher than either of the CFP games (9.7 and 9.9).

The other New Year’s Eve shows on the broadcast networks drew mixed results. “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” (2.7/10 in 18-49, 3.1/7 households) was up from last year’s 2.2/8 and 2.6/6. “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” (2.7/10, 4.3/10 on NBC, however, dipped from 3.1/11 and 4.9/11 the previous year.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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