Ratings: Grinch Wins Christmas for ABC, Surging to 5-Year High

Ratings Grinch

ABC’s broadcast of the animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas topped Thursday night with a 1.9 demo rating (surging 58 percent from a year ago), while drawing 5.9 million total viewers (up 44 percent).

Those tallies mark five- and four-year highs for the ‘toon.

Leading out of that, the live-action, Jim Carrey-fronted Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas did 5 mil and a 1.8.

A repeat of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (6.8 mil/1.2) drew Christmas night’s largest audience.

Don’t know what else to tell you here, ‘cept that something called The 12 Dogs of Christmas on The CW did 920,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating.

Ratings for the Stateside broadcast of the Doctor Who Christmas special will trickle in later, possibly reported under separate cover.

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  1. mdbchud says:

    The animated classic……sublime perfection. The Carrey version……an abomination.

    that is all

  2. dman6015 says:

    Isn’t it amazing, in a world with instant access to anything via phone or tablet or PC or DVD/Blu-ray, that a 50-year-old Christmas classic can still generate ratings on television.

    I watched the animated classic, then quickly switched to something else, as the movie version with Carrey is just mind-numbingly stupid and tortuous to watch.