Fast National ratings for Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
NBC's traditional Christmas Eve broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" paid its usual dividends, with the Frank Capra classic dominating primetime in all measures.
"It's a Wonderful Life" was actually up from last year's broadcast, when Jimmy Stewart and company actually lost to the Jim Carrey "Grinch" among young viewers and also lost to CBS procedural repeats overall. This year, CBS aired less potent drama and "I Love Lucy" repeats, while ABC aired comedy repeats, giving the advantage to a three-hour black-and-white film.
Let's get to the numbers...