Thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” Fox ran away with another primetime win. ABC was runner-up in ratings with a pair of Christmas specials.
Fox was first in ratings with a 3.7 rating/18 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the Nielsen averages from the Dallas Cowboys-Chicago Bears game.
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ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in viewers with 4.1 million. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 8 p.m. had a 1.0/5 and 5 million viewers. From 9 to 11, Lea Michele’s “Same Time, Next Christmas” received a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.