Primetime Ratings: 'Survivor' Finale On Par With Last Year
prelims down big from last week
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/19/2011 11:54:34 AM
Boosted by NFL
overrun and the season finale and reunion show of Survivor, CBS was able
to overtake NBC for the Sunday victory, with an overall 4.5 rating/11 share in
the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The two-hour finale
drew a 4.2 from 8-10 p.m., up 35% from last Wednesday's episode. The one-hour
reunion show drew a 3.4 at 10 p.m. Both airings were on par with last December's
finale. (It should be noted that final adjustments will likely have CBS in
NBC received an
overall 4.3/11. Its airing of the Baltimore Ravens-San Diego Chargers game was
down from last week's prelims, drawing a 5.2 from 8:30-11 p.m. Football Night
in America drew a 3.7 from 8-8:30 p.m.
Fox aired mostly
repeats, save for a new Allen Gregory, which drew a 1.5 at 8:30 p.m. The
network posted an overall 1.8/5.
ABC finished with
a 1.3/3. Following a repeat of Once Upon a Time, the net aired The
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause from 9-11 p.m. for a 1.3.
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