The latest showdown saw the Cowboys win 27-17 and earn top numbers in both the demo and viewership, per Nielsen fast affiliates. While Tnf typically dominates Thursday, competition was stiffer than usual with Annie Live! going head-to-head across the three hours.
The live musical performance featured Celina Smith in the titular role, Taraji P. Hensen, Nicole Scherzinger, Harry Connick Jr., Titus Burgess and more. Annie Live! marked the lowest Live+Same Day results for an NBC musical; NBC’s first live holiday