Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Note: Live sports on ABC — NBA in most of the country and “Monday Night Football” in Philadelphia and Oakland — will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the finals.
The numbers for Monday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||NBA Basketball (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.8/7||5.46|
|Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC) – R||1.6/6||5.31|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||0.9/3||5.32|
|Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.74|
|iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (The CW) (8-9:30 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.02|
|8:30 p.m.||Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||1.3/5||3.98|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||0.7/3||4.08|
|9 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||0.7/3||4.33|
|The Gifted (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.14|
|9:30 p.m.||Man with a Plan (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.63|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.73|
|10 p.m.||Scorpion (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.26|
ABC’s primetime NBA game gave the network the gift of a ratings win on Christmas night.
The game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets drew 5.46 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates (affiliates in Philadelphia and Oakland pre-empted it for “Monday Night Football”). The five-game NBA slate across ESPN and ABC was up 39 percent vs. last year in metered-market household ratings (3.9 vs. 2.8 in 2016).
NBC finished second for the night with the animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1.6) and the Jim Carrey movie (1.3). They were helped by a late-afternoon NFL game on NBC.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/7||1.3/5||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.46||4.20||3.98||1.44||0.95|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.7/4, 1.6/4
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.6/3, 1.5/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.2/1, 1.6/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.0/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 0.7/3
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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.