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NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER is No. 1 for Night in Total Viewers

NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER (1.7/6 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m.) is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers. Wins the slot over "Survivor" in total viewers (9.0 million vs. 8.2 million). Maintains 100% vs. last year in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.7 on Nov. 30, 2016), to match the annual event's highest rating since 2014 (1.8). Equals NBC's highest in-season rating in the time period in nearly a year (since "Hairspray Live! on Dec. 7, 2016, 2.5) and generated the network's best in-season total-viewer result in the hour since that same date (10.4 million). Is up +55% versus NBC's average for the timeslot last season (1.7 vs. 1.1, L+SD non-sports) and up +75% in total viewers (9.014 million vs. 5.160 million).

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.5/5 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET): Captured season highs in 18-49 and total viewers. Soared +43% or +2.1 million persons versus its prior telecast of three weeks ago in total viewers (7.108 million vs. 4.971 million on Nov. 8). Delivered its most-watched episode since the fall 2016 season premiere (7.8 million on Sept. 21, 2016). Jumped +36% in 18-49 versus its previous episode (1.5 vs. 1.1) to score the show's high rating since Feb. 8 (1.6). Finishes within 0.2 of a rating point of the 18-49 slot lead among the Big 4 networks (1.5 vs. 1.7 for CBS' "Survivor" special). Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD - "SVU" has grown by +77% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.24 to a 2.19) and +2.9 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.5 million). When projected non-linear viewing is included, the L+7 18-49 rating increases to a 2.66.

"Chicago P.D." (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):Hits a season high in total viewers and captures the show's strongest 18-49 rating since its season premiere Sept. 27 (1.3). Matches the show's best regular-slot 18-49 rating since Jan. 18 (1.5). Delivers the most-watched "P.D." episode since Jan.. 18 (7.1 million). Despite last week's preemption, grows +8% versus its prior telecast in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2 on Nov. 15) and +10% in total viewers (6.907 million vs. 6.390 million). Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. Has won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 24 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD - so far this season, "Chicago P.D." is increasing by +95% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.12 to a 2.18) and +4.1 million viewers overall (5.9 million to 10.0 million). With the addition of projected non-linear ratings, the L+7 figure grows to a 2.47.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night: In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.

Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC



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