22 November 2012 9:08 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s remarkable how strong the Charlie Brown specials continue to perform in the ratings, year after year.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is not the most popular entry in the beloved animated franchise (both A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown deliver bigger numbers). Yet the program still managed to hold its own against CBS’ Survivor and Fox’s The X-Factor (in fact, the special edged out Factor in total viewers, see below). Plus, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving delivered its biggest audience in four years — 8.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in the adult demo, up 22 percent from last year. »


- James Hibberd

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