Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, November 29, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – S||0.7/4||4.04|
|WWE Friday Night SmackDown (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.7/4||2.34|
|The National Dog Show (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.5/3||3.31|
|American Housewife (ABC)||0.5/3||2.87|
|Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (The CW) – S||0.2/1||0.94|
|8:30 p.m.||Frosty Returns (CBS) – S||0.6/4||3.45|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.4/2||2.08|
|9 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.77|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.41|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.2/1||0.83|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.5/3||2.92|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.37|
This week, with the majority of the regular Friday primetime broadcasts taking the night off, “Frosty the Snowman” was able to ascend to the top.
The annual Christmas special kicked things off for CBS’ post-Thanksgiving programming with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and a draw of 4.04 million viewers. This was about even with its performance last year, when it scored a 0.7 with 3.54 million. The following “Frosty Returns” fared similarly, posting its own 0.6 and 3.45 million viewers compared to last year’s 0.6 with 2.80 million. Reruns of “Hawaii Five-O” and “Blue Bloods” closed out the night for the network with a pair of 0.4’s.
On FOX, the narrowly-defeated “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” posted an identical 0.7 to “Frosty,” but there was a significant difference in its 2.34 million-strong viewership. Its performance was also down week-to-week by one-tenth of a point in the demo.
The main event of the night for NBC was a broadcast of “The National Dog Show” at 0.5, which promptly led into a new “Dateline” at 0.5, as well. The latter show was consistent with its score last week. Over at ABC, “American Housewife” took a small tumble from 0.6 to 0.5, while “Fresh Off the Boat” held steady at 0.4. “20/20,” on the other hand, ascended from 0.5 to 0.6 across its two-hour broadcast.
Finally, the CW aired its own Christmas special, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” for a 0.2 with 0.94 million viewers. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” was close behind with its first new episode since September 23, posting an identical 0.2.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/4||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.34||3.82||3.18||3.12||0.89|
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