"A Christmas Story Live" Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratin
From Ubiquitous@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 19 07:17:07 2017
Bah humbug: Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” just got blindsided by
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in early TV ratings. Oh, and every
other broadcast TV show beat it as well.
The latest live television musical managed a 2.8 overnight rating/5
share in the 56 metered-markets monitored by Nielsen. Compare that
with NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” which posted a massive 12.3/21
last night. To be fair, that latter live telecast had the Dallas
Plus, football is still football and no one expected “A Christmas
Story” to compete — it certainly could have done much better than it
did, however. ABC’s “Sound of Music” (no, not the live one from NBC
that started this whole trend) telecast posted a 3.0/5 on Sunday.
Even all of the CBS shows beat this “Christmas Story.”
Cue the Grinch music.
Last year’s hit “Grease: Live” hauled in a 7.4 overnight rating for
Fox, but that one was in January and it did not have pro pigskin to
contend with. Danny and Sandy’s budding romance brought in more than
12 million live viewers, and over 14 million when including three
days worth of catch-up tune-in.
NBC’s “The Wiz Live” in December 2015 drew a 7.9 in these very
preliminary returns. The Thursday special, which did have an NFL
game up against it, eventually tallied 11.5 million live total
The following year, “Hairspray Live” landed a 5.9 rating from the 56
markets and just north of 9 million overall audience members. That
one aired on a Wednesday when Fox’s “Empire” was its chief
Sunday’s fast-national numbers, which are not time zone-adjusted,
will be out around 8 a.m. PT this morning. Final live viewership
totals are expected this afternoon.
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