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Primetime Ratings, Saturday, 12/8/12 & Sunday, 12/9/12

Christmas With Holly

We got a break from the usual Saturday night sports-a-thon, as FOX's UFC broadcast was the only athletic contest on offer from the major networks. Predictably, it won the 18-49 demo. CBS' airing of two classic Frosty The Snowman specials (and the 2008 film The Flight Before Christmas), drew in the most total viewers.

On Sunday, the status quo continued to reign, as NBC won both the demo and total viewer races on the back of Sunday Night Football. In non-sports programming, FOX's Animation Domination block had a uneven outing, with The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers making decent gains (following an NFL overrun), while Family Guy and American Dad dropped and rose a tiny amount respectively.

Over on CBS, we finally got a week without a major football related delay, not that it helped the ratings numbers any. 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, and The Mentalist all dropped, with Race's demo being the lowest ever for a fall finale. Lastly, ABC aired a night of specials, with the only downside coming in the 13% drop of America's Funniest Home Videos. Two Disney produced "Prep and Landing" specials rose 27% from last year's broadcasts, while "Hallmark Hall Of Fame" movie "Christmas With Holly" went up 13% from the last HHOF movie "Firelight".

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

Saturday 12/8

8PM

FOX - UFC: Henderson Vs. Diaz - 1.6 - 5 - 3.41

CBS - Frosty The Snowman - 1.1 - 4 - 4.17

ABC - The Borrowers - 0.5 - 2 - 2.45

NBC - The American Giving Awards - 0.3 - 1 - 1.61

8:30PM

CBS - Frosty Returns - 1.1 - 4 - 4.08

9PM

CBS - The Flight Before Christmas - 1.0 - 3 - 3.98

10PM

CBS - 48 Hours (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 5.42

ABC - Castle (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 3.02

NBC - Law & Order: SVU (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 2.97

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Sunday 12/9

7PM

FOX - NFL Overrun - 6.1 - 17 - 17.32

NBC - Football Night In America - 2.3 - 6 - 7.09

CBS - 60 Minutes (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 11.77

ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 6.49

7:30PM

NBC - Football Night In America - 3.3 - 9 - 9.63

8PM

NBC - Football Night In America - 5.4 - 13 - 16.06

FOX - The Simpsons (N) - 3.4 - 9 - 7.50

CBS - The Amazing Race (Season Finale) - 2.6 - 6 - 8.54

ABC - Disney's Prep & Landing - 1.4 - 3 - 4.90

8:30PM

NBC - Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) - 6.9 - 17 - 18.94

FOX - Bob's Burgers (N) - 2.1 - 5 - 4.59

ABC - Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty Versus Nice - 1.4 - 3 - 4.78

9PM

FOX - Family Guy (N) - 2.8 - 7 - 5.62

ABC - Christmas With Holly - 1.8 - 4 - 7.68

9:30PM

FOX - American Dad (N) - 2.2 - 5 - 4.65

10PM

CBS - The Mentalist (N) - 1.6 - 4 - 7.89

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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Network:
- ABC
- CBS
- FOX

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Dec 10th, 2012, 2:51 am

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