“Sunday Night Football” on Christmas Day was the top show on television for the ratings week that ended on Christmas and helped propel NBC to a win in the key 18-49 demo. CBS, however, was still tops in the Household ratings.
Here’s an interesting factoid: The perennial holiday movie favorite “It’s a Wonderful Life,” from 1946 (in black & white) did better in the younger demos on Christmas Eve than when older viewers were added in. The airing on NBC was #34 for the week in 18-49, but only managed to place at #55 for HH.
Overall in HH, CBS had an average 4.4 rating and 8 share, with NBC at 4.0/7, Fox 3.2/6, ABC 2.6/5, Univision 1.6/3, Telemundo and Ion 0.7/1, CW 0.6/1, TeleFutura 0.2/0 and Azteca America and EstrellaTV 0.1/0.
In 18-49 NBC was at 2.2/7, Fox 1.7/5, CBS 1.4/4, Univision and ABC 1.3/4, Telemundo 0.6/2, CW and Ion 0.3/1, TeleFutura 0.2/1 and EstrellaTV and Azteca America 0.1/0.
Here, due to a three-way tie, are the week’s top 22 programs:
|The Nielsen Company Broadcast Ranking Report|
|Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 12/19/11 – 12/25/11|
|Rank||Program||Network||HH Rating||HH Share||2+ Audience (000)|
|1||NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||NBC||12.6||24||24019|
|2||SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK||NBC||9.6||20||18671|
|4||FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3||NBC||7.5||16||14731|
|5||NCIS: LOS ANGELES||CBS||7.2||12||11427|
|8||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||5.7||10||9283|
|11||MIKE & MOLLY||CBS||5.1||8||7772|
|11||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||5.1||8||7947|
|13||PERSON OF INTEREST||CBS||5.0||8||8140|
|16||2 BROKE GIRLS||CBS||4.6||7||7202|
|20||RULES OF ENGAGEMENT||CBS||4.1||7||6766|
|Source: The Nielsen Company|