Friday Ratings: Old Favorites In Holiday Specials Dominate The Evening

Friday Ratings: Old Favorites In Holiday Specials Dominate The Evening
The oddest Thanksgiving in several centuries is in the rear-view mirror. So it’s not surprising that audiences sought a little comfort while confined to their homes, and turned largely to some old favorite holiday specials on Friday night.

There was, however, one big exception.

NBC had a one-two punch, leading with the Dr. Seuss classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which clocked in at an 0.7 to win the demo wars and also drew the largest P2+ plus audience at 3.74 million.

That was followed by The Minions Holiday Special on NBC, also scoring a solid 0.7. The characters from the Despicable Me film franchise appeared in four “mini-movie escapades” that spotlighted the antics of Bob, Kevin, and Stuart.

Rounding out the NBC night was Dateline, which came in with an 0.5 and held most of the total audience from earlier in the evening.

Elsewhere, Fox counter-programmed the family fun with the WWE Friday Night SmackDown,
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