Thursday, December 26, 2019

UPDATED Tuesday Ratings - 'It's a Wonderful Life' Easily Leads Christmas Eve Night for the Broadcast Networks

On December 24, 2019, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.60 rating - followed by CBS (0.43), ABC (0.43), FOX (0.30) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.051 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.608), ABC (2.642), FOX (1.110) and The CW (0.720).

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeat of It's a Wonderful Life was adjusted down.

NBC (0.60 Rating, 3.608 Million Viewers)
        IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (0.6) REPEAT

CBS (0.43 Rating, 4.051 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.5) REPEAT
        FBI (0.4) REPEAT
        FBI (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.43 Rating, 2.642 Million Viewers)
        SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (0.5) REPEAT
        CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.110 Million Viewers)
        A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.720 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN (0.1) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Tuesday, December 24 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
It’s a Wonderful Life (8-11) - R
0.6
3.608

CBS
NCIS - R
0.5
4.685

ABC
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town - R
0.5
2.577

FOX
A Christmas Story Live! (8-10) - R
0.3
1.110

The CW
Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic - R
0.1
0.727
9:00 PM
CBS
FBI - R
0.4
3.990

ABC
CMA Country Christmas (9-11) - R
0.4
2.675

The CW
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown - R
0.1
0.712
10:00 PM
CBS
FBI - R
0.4
3.478

Average Rating: 0.37
Average Viewership: 2.618


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.