ABC's 'CMA Country Christmas' solid viewership


With its annual rebroadcast of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and CMA Country Christmas, ABC earned second place on Thursday night with viewers and young adults, while finishing #1 with Kids 2-11.
The Net drew its 2nd-largest audience on the night this season, posting its best number since season-premiere Thursday – since 9/22/11.

From 8-9pm, ABC’s annual rebroadcast of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town nearly doubled the audience of NBC’s original comedies (Community/Parks and Recreation) in the hour and led by 22% in Adults 18-49.  The show won its hour by a wide margin with Kids 2-11, beating out Fox’s The X Factor Results Show by 38% to stand as the #1 broadcast television program of the night.

Boosting the slot week to week in viewers (+22%) and young adults (+22%), Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town tallied ABC’s 2nd-highest Adult 18-49 number in the hour this season.

From 9-11pm, ABC’s CMA Country Christmas stood as the most-watched TV program overall during its 2-hour time period.  In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC beat out NBC’s original programming (The Office/Whitney/Prime Suspect) by 11% from 9-11pm.   
The Christmas special, filled with music and memories from your favorite country stars, jumped over last year’s broadcast by 23% in Total Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49.

ABC’s CMA Country Christmas concert topped CBS’ Grammy Nominations Concert from the previous night (on Wednesday,11/30) by 3.3 million viewers and by 11% with young adults.

(source: ABC)