UPDATED: With Christmas fast approaching, viewers stayed largely away from TV last night with all originals posting double-digit declines. The highest-rated program of the night in 18-49 was a rerun of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family (2.0/6). Fox (1.5/5, 5.3 million) won the night in the demo among the English-language networks with original Human Target (1.4/5), which was down 13% from last week to tie its all-time low, and new game show Million Dollar Money Drop (1.6/5), down 20% from its Tuesday telecast for its lowest-rated outing to date.
Overall, Univision topped the night in the 18-49 demo with a 1.6/5, powered by telenovela Soy Tu Duena (2.3/7). (In the total viewers, Univision finished fourth.
CBS’ 12th Annual Home For The Holidays special (0.7/2) was down 36% from its 2009 edition. Reruns of Criminal Minds (1.5/4) and The Defenders (1.1/3) followed. CBS (1.1/3, 5.5 million) edged Fox as the most watched network of the night.
NBC aired a first-run episode of canceled spy drama Undercovers (1.1/3), down 15% from the last original on Dec. 1 for its lowest-rated telecast ever. Repeats of Law & Order: SVU (1.2/4, 1.7/5) did better at 9PM and 10PM. ABC’s all-repeat lineup also included The Middle (1.5/5), Better With You (1.5/5) and CMA Country Christmas (1.1/3). ABC and NBC finished tied for second place in the 18-49 demo with a 1.3/4.
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