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CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Up Year-to-Year for ABC

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CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Up Year-to-Year for ABC

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (7.3 million and 1.6/4 in AD18-49): With an encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas and CMA Country Christmas, ABC was the 2nd-most-watched broadcaster on Monday night to NBC's original schedule, outdrawing CBS' original Monday line-up by 6% (7.3 million vs. 6.9 million).



· The Net was up from an all-original Monday last year (5.8 million and 1.2/3 on 12/3/12) by 26% in Total Viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49.



A Charlie Brown Christmas 8-9pm (7.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49): During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's annual encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas outdelivered Fox's original Almost Human by 22% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 5.8 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.7/5). The Christmas PEANUTS special increased from last year's December telecast (5.8 million and 1.7/5 on 12/18/12) by 1.3 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49. The animated special was a strong #1 with Kids 2-11, delivering a nearly 2-year high in the time period for ABC - since 12/19/11.



CMA Country Christmas 9-11pm (7.3 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49): Despite facing stiffer 9-11pm competition this year from The Voice and Blacklist (last year it aired on Thursday against mostly repeats), CMA Country Christmas was up over last year's telecast (7.2 million and 1.4/4 on 12/20/12) in both viewers (+1%) and young adults (+7%). In fact CMA Country Christmas drew its 2nd-best numbers.



Quick Take for Monday, December 2, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live +Same Day Ratings)



ABC Grows by Double-Digits from the Same Monday Last Year In Both Total Viewers (+26%) and Adults 18-49 (+33%)



ABC's Rebroadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Improves on its Year-Ago December Telecast by 1.3 Million Viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49



ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" is Up Year to Year In Viewers and Adults 18-49, Posting its 2nd-Best Numbers



Monday Night 8:00-11:00 p.m. (7.3 million and 1.6/4 in AD18-49):



With an encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "CMA Country Christmas," ABC was the 2nd-most-watched broadcaster on Monday night to NBC's original schedule, outdrawing CBS' original Monday line-up by 6% (7.3 million vs. 6.9 million).



· The Net was up from an all-original Monday last year (5.8 million and 1.2/3 on 12/3/12) by 26% in Total Viewers and by 33% in Adults 18-49.



"A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8:00-9:00 p.m. - 7.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):



During the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's annual encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" outdelivered Fox's original "Almost Human" by 22% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 5.8 million) and by 12% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.7/5). The animated hour was a strong No. 1 with Kids 2-11 (2.5/8), delivering a nearly 2-year high in the time period for ABC - since 12/19/11. The Christmas PEANUTS special increased from last year's December telecast (5.8 million and 1.7/5 on 12/18/12) by 1.3 million viewers and by 12% in Adults 18-49.



"CMA Country Christmas" (9:00-11:00 p.m. - 7.3 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):



Despite facing stiffer 9:00-11:00 p.m. competition this year from "The Voice" and "Blacklist" (last year it aired on Thursday against mostly repeats), "CMA Country Christmas" was up over last year's telecast (7.2 million and 1.4/4 on 12/20/12) in both viewers (+1%) and young adults (+7%). In fact "CMA Country Christmas" drew its 2nd-best numbers.



A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 46% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 12/2/13.


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