23 November 2012 10:42 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Let’s do the dog show first.

NBC’s coverage of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina was up 13 percent in the overnight household ratings this year, to a 5.3 in the metered-markets. This is the biggest overnight number for the annual dog show in seven years. Among adults 18-49, the show jumped 24 percent and is the highest-rated in six years. So no matter how you look at the numbers, NBC’s dog show earns a biscuit.

Ratings for the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are more murky. The most commonly used measurement for morning specials like the parade — Nielsen’s household ratings, »

- James Hibberd

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