Tuesday, December 29, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Edges Out 'WWE SmackDown' to Lead on Christmas Night

On December 25, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.64 rating - followed by FOX (0.96), NBC (0.50), CBS (0.32) and The CW (0.06).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 5.101 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.420), FOX (3.303), NBC (2.121) and The CW (0.445).

CBS and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.

UPDATE - NBA Basketball, WWE SmackDown and the repeat of How the Grinch Stole Christmas were adjusted up.

ABC (1.64 Rating, 5.101 Million Viewers)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.82)
        BLACK-ISH (0.71) REPEAT

FOX (0.96 Rating, 3.303 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.96)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.121 Million Viewers)
        HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (0.49) REPEAT
        HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (0.50) REPEAT

CBS (0.32 Rating, 3.420 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.31) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.30) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.35) REPEAT

THE CW (0.06 Rating, 0.445 Million Viewers)
        THE CHRISTMAS CAROLER CHALLENGE (0.06, -0.04) SEASON FINALE


The Final Ratings for Friday, December 25 

Average Rating: 0.61
Average Viewership: 2.949


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 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.