ABC's CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Beats X Factor Finale
A Charlie Brown Christmas (8-9pm - 6.5 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's second encore this season of A Charlie Brown Christmas beat the opening hour of Fox's The X-Factor finale by double digits in Total Viewers (+12% - 6.5 million vs. 5.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% - 1.7/6 vs. 1.5/5).
The animated PEANUTS special outperformed NBC's The Sing Off (4.4 million and 1.2/4) in The Hour by over 40% in both Total Viewers (+48%) and Adults 18-49 (+42%). A Charlie Brown Christmas was up over its year-ago telecast (5.8 million and 1.7/5 on 12/18/12) by 12% in Total Viewers and held even in Adults 18-49, delivering the special's largest audience for its 2nd broadcast of the season in 4 years - since 2009.
The Year (9:00-11pm - 5.7 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): From 9-11pm, The Year made ABC the most-watched broadcast net in its 2-hour time period, while also leading its NBC and CBS competition across the key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
Anchored by Robin Roberts, the ABC NEWS Special featured details of all the big stories and news events of the past year. The special was up 6% year to year in Total Viewers (5.7 million vs. 5.4 million on 12/19/12) to deliver its biggest audience yet.
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