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Friday Ratings: ABC Rings In the New Year With a Victory


Fast Affiliate Ratings

Total Viewers: 
ABC: 5.78 million, CBS: 4.44, NBC: 2.89, Fox: 1.01, CW: 493,000

Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.5 rating/10 share, CBS: 0.7/ 5, NBC: 0.5/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 2, CW: 0.1/ 1

ABC, as usual, took the top-rated network honors on this New Year’s Eve thanks to annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Broken out in two parts, here are the approximate results. Remember, fast affiliate data for any live event is always estimated.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (ABC)
Friday 8-10 p.m.
Viewers: 4.94 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2 rating/8 share (#1)

Friday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 7.45 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/14 (#1)

NBC counter-programmed with Friday 8-10 p.m. ET special “2021: It’s Toast” (Viewers: #3, 2.78 million; A18-49: #3, 0.3/ 3). Following local programming in the 10 p.m. half- the network capped off the night with “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party”, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, with 3.43 million viewers (#3) and a 0.8/ 5 in the demo (#3) at 10:30 p.m.

CBS also featured a New Year’s Eve celebration care of “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.” And Fox and The CW were in repeats.

Source: Nielsen Media Research