Ratings: Grinch Audience Two Sizes Too Small; S.W.A.T. and For Life Rise

NBC's The Grinch starring Matthew Morrison

In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s staging of the Grinch musical drew just 2.5 million total viewers — the second smallest audience for a Big 4 show on Wednesday — and a 0.6 demo rating.

TVLine readers gave the spectacle an average grade of “D+.”


CBS | The Amazing Race (4 mil/0.7) was steady, while SEAL Team (4.3 mil/0.6) and S.W.A.T. (3.8 mil/0.5) both ticked up — with the latter hitting season highs.

FOX | Leading out of The Masked Singer‘s lower-rated but night-topping holiday special (4.7 mil/1.0), I Can See Your Voice (3.4 mil/0.8) slipped to its lowest Wednesday numbers with its finale.

ABC | Leading out of The Great Christmas Light Fight (3.9 mil/0.65), For Life (2.1 mil/0.4) ticked up.

THE CW | Devils (434K/0.1) added some eyeballs, while the Greatest Holiday Commercials special did 518K/0.1.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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