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Christmas Eve Ratings: Shrek the Third, It's a Wonderful Life, Raising Hope, CBS Sitcoms

26 December 2012 11:59 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Monday, December 24, 2012 -- New episodes: (none!). Specials: Disney Prep & Landing (repeat), Shrek The Halls (repeat), Shrek The Third (repeat), It's A Wonderful Life (repeat), Christmas Is Here Again (repeat), and Second Star To The Left (repeat). Episode reruns: Raising Hope, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Hawaii Five-0.

Below are the fast affiliate ratings. The "demo" refers to the viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren't given for reruns or specials.) "Millions" refers to the total number of viewers.

To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show's link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include percentage changes in both the demo and total viewership, in addition to season averages to date. »


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'It's a Wonderful Life' gives NBC a ratings win on a holiday-filled Christmas Eve

25 December 2012 10:41 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

On a night dominated by holiday specials and a few reruns, NBC scored a soft win with an airing of the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life." CBS repeats and a night of "Shrek" movies on ABC performed well too.

There was no new, regularly scheduled programming on any of the major networks on the night before Christmas, but CBS and Fox did air repeats of their shows, mostly comedies.

NBC led the night overall, with 3.1 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/7 household share. CBS followed with 2.6 million viewers (4.2/5), ahead of ABC (1.8 million viewers, 3.4/4). Fox garnered only 0.9 million viewers (1.6/2), while The CW trailed the pack with 0.4 million viewers (0.7/1).

NBC also got the win in the adults 18-49 demographic at 1.5. ABC and CBS tied for second with a 1.0. Fox followed with 0.6 and The CW trailed down at 0.2.

Monday hour by hour

8 p.m.

NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.9 million viewers, »


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What to TiVo: Monday

23 December 2012 11:59 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 Disney Prep & Landing 8:30 Shrek the Halls 9:00 Shrek the Third 11:35 Nightline 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (repeat, with guests Samuel L. Jackson and the cast of Jersey Shore) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 9:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 9:00 2 Broke Girls (repeat) 9:30 Mike & Molly (repeat) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (repeat) 11:35 One Christmas Story: People Rich in Spirit (new) 8:00 Raising Hope (repeat) 8:30 Raising Hope (repeat) 9:00 Raising Hope (repeat) 9:30 Raising Hope (repeat) 8:00 It's a Wonderful Life 11:35 Christmas Eve at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (new) 8:00 Christmas Is Here Again 9:30 Second Star to the Left More TV to watch when you read more. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'Avatar,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Sound of Music' help TV viewers celebrate this Christmas season

23 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

At this point of the year, month and week, it had better be looking a lot like Christmas.

With the much-anticipated holiday upon us, television is doing its part, presenting attractions that reflect the spirit of the season in a variety of ways ... some funny, some serious and some simply built for all-out yuletide fun. Here's a roundup of much of what's still left for viewers on the virtual Christmas tree otherwise known as a TV screen.

ABC: This year's "Cma Country Christmas" special, with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland back as host for the third consecutive year, gets a repeat Sunday, Dec. 23 -- and later that day, the Julie Andrews-starring holiday-season perennial "The Sound of Music" also returns. Monday, Dec. 24, sees repeats of the animated specials "Disney's Prep & Landing" and "Shrek the Halls." And Christmas itself is packed with TV tradition Tuesday, Dec. 25; the morning is marked by the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, »


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What to Watch During Christmas Week: Your Guide to 21 Specials, Premieres and Finales

23 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

We’ve made a list and checked it twice, and here it is – your rundown of Christmas week TV!

We’ve got the classics (The Sound of Music, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), new episodes of your favorite shows (Family Guy, Doctor Who), a few season — and series! —  finales (Rizzoli & Isles, Leverage) and some offbeat choices (cowboy movies, Oddities) to make your week merry and bright. Enjoy!

Sunday, Dec. 23

7 pm The Sound of Music (ABC) | How do you solve a problem like Maria? We hear curtains-turned-into-lederhosen and some edelweiss helps….

9 pm Chained to My Ex (MSNBC) | Series premiere: Emmy-winning Intervention »

- Kimberly Roots

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90210, Arrow, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, The Vampire Diaries: CW Teases Holiday Episodes

6 November 2012 4:41 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The CW has teased their plans for holiday installments of 90210, Arrow, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie and The Vampire Diaries. They've also shared information about their numerous holiday specials: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, Prancer Returns, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Noel, The Happy Elf, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Christmas is Here Again, Second Star to the Left, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

The CW's Holiday Highlights

Wednesday, November 21:

Two-hour Movie

"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (8:00-10:00p.m. Et)

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Steve Martin And John Candy Star - Neal Page (Martin), a high-strung advertising executive, meets Del Griffith (Candy), an eternally optimistic, overly talkative, well-meaning, but clumsy shower curtain ring salesman who seems to live in a world governed by a different set of rules. »


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Wreck-It Ralph

5 November 2012 3:17 PM, PST | | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Confirming that cooler (better) heads can prevail, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph proves the House of Mouse’s wisdom beyond the financial to not only purchase Pixar outright, but to install Pixar’s Creative Director, John Lasseter, as the parent company’s Chief Creative Officer in 2006. Since then, the Disney which, just prior, had seen its rote attempts to duplicate a Little Mermaid here and a Beauty and the Beast there saw increasingly diminished results—both critically and commercially—has slowly began to steer its trajectory back toward the Second Star to the Left. »

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