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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Grows Since Year-Ago Telecast on NBC

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From 8-11 p.m., an encore telecast of the 1946 movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" (1.1/4 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers) jumped 38% versus the most comparable year-ago telecast in 18-49 (1.1 vs. a 0.8 on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012) and grew 29% or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (5.371 million vs. 4.177 million). Versus NBC's year-ago 8-11 p.m. average for the Friday before Christmas, "It's a Wonderful Life" is up 38% in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.8 for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012) and up 23% or 1.0 million persons in total viewers (5.371 million vs. 4.376 million).

"It's a Wonderful Life" finished within a tenth of a rating point of #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX (1.1 vs. 1.2 for ABC and CBS) and tied for #1 for the night in women 18-49 (1.4 rating).

For its third hour from 10-11 p.m., "It's a Wonderful Life" tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and ranked #1 outright among those networks from 10-11 in adults 25-54 and men and women 18-49.

This is NBC's 35th Primetime run of "It's a Wonderful Life," directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart, since the movie was brought to broadcast network television in 1994.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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