Following a Modern Family rerun (3.4 mil/1.1), Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular closed ABC’s night with 3.6 mil and a 0.9, down 22 and 25 percent from the network’s year-ago Michael Jackson special and trailing CBS’ Crazy Ones (4.3 mil/1.1) and Elementary (4.7 mil/1.1) repeats.
Over on Fox, The X Factor (3.8 mil/1.0) and Glee (2.8 mil/0.9) were expectedly down.
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NBC Sunday Night Football‘s coverage of the Steelers/Ravens game of course dominated the night with 18.6 mil/6.0 per preliminary numbers — about on par with last Thanksgiving’s Patriots/Jets match-up.
During the day on Thursday, NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s parade rose 11 percent in the overnight metered-market household rating to hit an 11-year high. Similarly, the Peacock’s presentation of The National Dog Show was up 13 percent, fetching a nine-year high.
Rewinding to Wednesday night: CBS’ fresh helpings of dramas were expectedly down, with Criminal Minds taking the biggest hit (falling 14 percent in the demo to a 2.4). NBC’s Sound of Music Live! pre-show thingy did 4.9 mil/1.0, while SNL‘s T’giving special led out of that with 4.9 mil/1.6.