Ratings: It's a Four-Year High, Charlie Brown!

It was all good and no grief for the unsinkable Charlie Brown this Wednesday night, as ABC’s presentation of the blockhead’s annual Thanksgiving special drew its largest audience in four years — 8.1 million total viewers — while surging 22 percent in the demo versus 2011, hitting a 2.2.

As such, Chuck was Wednesday’s only gainer on the traditionally soft Thanksgiving Eve. The special also delivered its highest Kids 2-11 number in nearly five years.

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Taking the steepest plunges were The X Factor (7.2 mil/2.2) and Law & Order: SVU (5.2 mil/1.3), both of which were down 24 percent in the demo week-to-week, while a special Wednesday showing of Private Practice (3.7 mil/1.0) was down 23 percent from Tuesday’s Addicentric hour.

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Holding steadiest on the night were CSI (10.7 mil/2.3, down two tenths), Criminal Minds (11.5 mil/2.7, down 10 percent), Survivor (9.4 mil/2.3, down 12 percent) and Chicago Fire (5.4 mil/1.4, down two tenths).

Elsewhere, NBC’s Whitney (4 mil/1.1) dropped 21 percent from its season opener, teeing up Guys With Kids (3.5 mil/1.1) for a decline of 15 percent.