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.