Fast National ratings for Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Expect to see a second "Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" next year, because the FOX special drew solid Thanksgiving ratings, but it still couldn't compete with NBC's telecast of the NFL game between the Seahawks and 49ers.
Airing on Thanksgiving didn't hurt CBS' "Elementary," which was up from last week in the key demographic, but it did now favors for new episodes of "Mom," Two and a Half Men" and "The McCarthys," which falters without "Big Bang Theory" to lead the night.
The "Cause for Paws" numbers are presumably NFL-inflated, while CBS' NFL numbers are inaccurate as per usual.
[Pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday Notes: Due to power outages in New Hampshire, I didn't get to Wednesday's ratings. CBS led both overall and among adults 18-49 thanks to new episodes of "Survivor" (8.93 million and a 2.1 key demo), "Criminal Minds" (10.85 million and a 2.2 key demo) and "Stalker" (8.15 million and a 1.6 key demo). NBC's "Making of Peter Pan Live" drew a weak 3.02 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating. And FOX's new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.47 million and a 1.1 key demo) and "Red Band Society" (2.49 million and a 0.7 key demo) weren't especially impressive.]
On to Thursday's ratings...