ABC's GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT Debuts with Best December Time Slot Results
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 8-9pm (6.4 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's encore of Santa Claus is Comin' to Town was up from its year-ago telecast (on 12/11/12) in Total Viewers (+14% - 6.4 million vs. 5.6 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5).
The Great Christmas Light Fight 9-10pm (6.6 million and 1.8/4 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in at 9pm, ABC's debut of The Great Christmas Light Fight opened with strong year-to-year time-period improvement, boosting The Hour by 40% in Total Viewers (6.6 million vs. 4.7 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/5 vs. 1.2/3) over an original Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the same night last year.
In fact excluding New Year's Eve, it was ABC's best December performance in the time period in 5 years - since 12/08/08 and 12/29/08, respectively.
Castle 10-11pm (6.5 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's repeat Castle topped CBS' first-run Hostages in Total Viewers (6.5 million vs. 4.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/3). In addition, the ABC drama was up from its year-ago encore telecast with viewers and young adults (5.1 million and 1.1/3 on 12/10/12).
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