Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest once again was the top dog among New Year’s Eve specials both in late night and primetime.. The long-running ABC program averaged a 10.1 overnight rating from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. That was down 5% vs. last year when the special featured tributes to original host Clark. From 11:30 PM-12:30 AM, NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (5.2) was up 6% versus last year to match the annual special’s highest rating ever in its nine years on the air logged on December 31, 2009. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.6/6) from 11 PM-12:30 AM was down 7% vs. last year.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest (7.1 rating in adults 18-49) was down 8% vs. last year. NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (3.1) was up 11% versus last year to hit a four-year high. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.1) was up 5% vs. last year.