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Wednesday Final Nationals: ‘I Love Lucy Christmas Special’ on CBS Tops All in Total Viewers

CBS was Wednesday’s most-watched network with approximately 5.76 million viewers. Giving them a boost was the night’s top telecast on all of television: a one-hour “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” which featured a colorized version of the classic Vitameatavegamin episode.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3250 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Middle (r) 2.5/5 3934 0.6 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 2.1/4 3254 0.4 0.8/3 1.1/4
9:00 Modern Family (r) 2.4/4 3819 0.5 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:31 black-ish (r) 2.0/4 3225 0.4 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:00 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 1.7/3 2724 0.4 0.7/3 0.9/3
10:30 black-ish (r) 1.6/3 2559 0.4 0.6/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/7 5760 0.9/3 1.3/4
8:00 I Love Lucy Christmas Special (s) 4.4/8 7384 0.8 1.1/4 1.6/5
9:01 Hawaii Five-0 (r) 3.1/6 4902 0.3 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 Criminal Minds (r) 3.2/6 4951 0.5 0.9/3 1.2/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 4260 1.0/4 1.3/4
8:00 Dr. Seuss’
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(r)
2.7/5 4899 0.7 1.2/5 1.7/6
8:30 How Murray Saved Christmas (r) 1.9/4 3539 0.6 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 Adele Live in New York City (r) 3.0/5 5017 0.7 1.1/4 1.6/5
10:00 Michael Buble: Christmas in Hollywood (r) 2.4/4 3531 0.4 0.6/2 1.0/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.3/2 1840 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 Empire (r) 1.3/2 1877 0.4 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Rosewood (r) 1.2/2 1810 0.3 0.4/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 1000 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 0.7/1 1145 0.2 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Supernatural (r) 0.5/1 861 0.2 0.3/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1885 0.6/2
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 0.8/2 1468 0.4/2
8:02 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 0.9/2 1796 0.6/2
9:03 Pasion y Poder 1.0/2 1834 0.6/2
10:04 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2 2038 0.7/3

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 12/23/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Wednesday, December 23:


  1. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.620 million

  2. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.454

  3. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.387

  4. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.339

  5. “College Football: GoDaddy Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green” (ESPN, 8:00-11:30 p.m.): 2.335
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.139

  7. Movie: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) (ABC Family, 9:45 p.m.): 2.079

  8. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 2.076

  9. Movie: “A Christmas Melody” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 2.031

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 1.806
  11. “American Pickers” (History, 9 p.m.): 1.796

  12. Movie: “Once Upon a Holiday” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 1.777

  13. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.738

  14. Movie: “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) (ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.): 1.732

  15. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.706
  16. “Hunt for Waterfront” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.701

  17. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 1.694

  18. “American Pickers” (History, 8 p.m.): 1.691

  19. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.568

  20. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.497

  • “Men, Women, Wild” (Discovery, 10 p.m.): 0.884

  • “The Challenge: Bloodlines” (MTV, 10 p.m.): 0.691

  • “College Basketball: Oklahoma @ Hawaii” (ESPN2, 9:04-11:30 p.m.): 0.469

  • “College Basketball: Illinois @ Missouri” (ESPN2, 7:00-9:04 p.m.): 0.460


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  2. Do you have ‘Flippin’ RV’s’ (GAC), and ‘Rich in Faith’ (Oxygen) from this day as well? Thanks