TV Ratings: 'Chuck' rises, while CBS repeats, ABC holiday specials win Friday
'Shrek the Halls' and 'CSI: NY' lead Friday night
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Fast National ratings for Friday, December 23, 2011.
As the night's only piece of new scripted programming, "Chuck" got the tiniest of week-to-week bumps on Friday, but it was CBS' procedural repeats and ABC's holiday special repeats that carried primetime.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.1 rating for the night, topping CBS' 1.0 rating and NBC's 0.9 rating in the key demographic. FOX was fourth with a 0.6 rating, while The CW averaged a 0.4 rating for the night.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 6.71 million viewers in primetime to go with a 4.4 rating/8 share. ABC was a distant second with a 2.4/4 and 4.17 million viewers, beating NBC's 2.0/4 and 3.15 million viewers. FOX's 1.91 million viewers and 1.3/2 and The CW's 0.8/2 and 1.44 million viewers trailed.
8 p.m. - CBS' repeat of "A Gifted Man" won the 8 p.m. hour overall with 5.61 million viewers, but finished third with a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC was second overall and first in the key demo with "Shrek the Halls" (5.09 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo) and "Phineas and Ferb Christmas" (3.705 million and a 1.1 key demo). NBC was third with 3.415 million viewer and a 1.0 key demo rating, both up a hair from last week. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" was fourth with 2.44 million viewers, beating the 1.27 million viewers for The CW's "Olive, the Other Reindeer."
9 p.m. - A "CSI: NY" repeat averaged 7.30 million viewers to win the 9 p.m. hour for CBS, also tying for the hourly win with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's airings of "Prep & Landing 2" and the "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" averaged 3.40 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. NBC was third with 2.90 million viewers for a "Grimm" repeat. The CW's "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" averaged 1.60 million viewers, beating the 1.39 million for FOX's "Fringe."
10 p.m. - CBS closed primetime on top with 7.22 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating for a "Blue Bloods" repeat. ABC's "20/20" took second with 4.705 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, topping the 3.15 million viewers and 0.8 key demo rating for NBC's "Dateline."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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