You know Christmas is coming when Rudolph shows up. Unfortunately his light did not shine so bright last night: CBS’ airing of the 1964 stop-motion animation Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2.9/8) special was down 28% from last year. Also down Tuesday was The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (3.5/10). Airing at 10 PM, the lingerie show fell 24% from last year’s all-time high. However, Victoria’s Secret was the night’s highest-rated show. CBS also broadcast a repeat of NCIS (2.0/5) at 9 PM.
After a rise last week, NBC’s The Voice (3.4/10) also fell, its live results broadcast slipped 11% from the November 27 show. Go On (2.5/7) was flat with last week as was The New Normal (1.7/4). Parenthood (1.7/5) was down 6% from its November 27 broadcast.
CBS won the night in the 18-49 demo and in overall viewers with 10.16 million.
Over on ABC it was more of a mix. At 8 PM, Shark Tank (1.7/5) was down 11% from its last show two weeks ago and the 10 PM airing of Private Practice (1.2/3) was down 8% from its November 20 airing. But Happy Endings (1.3/3) was up 18% and Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 (1.2/3) was up an impressive 33% from two weeks ago.
On Fox’s comedy block, Raising Hope (1.4/4) was down 22% from last week. At 8:30 PM, Ben And Kate (1.1/3) was down 21%, New Girl (2.0/5) was down 13% and The Mindy Project (1.3/3) fell 13% from their November 27 broadcasts. The CW’s Hart Of Dixie (0.6/2) was up a tenth from last week as was the now-cancelled Emily Owens, M.D. (0.4/1).
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