Ratings: Beauty and Beast Tops Night in Demo, Ghosts Hits an All-Time High


In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration led Thursday in the demo, while CBS’ “Ghosts-mas” easily unwrapped the night’s largest audience.

ABC | Beauty and the Beast averaged 4 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (and an average TVLine reader grade of “C+”; read recap), after which The Parent Test retained 1.9 mil and a 0.4.

CBS | Ghosts‘ hour-long Christmas episode averaged 6.8 million viewers and a 0.6 rating (with a TVLine reader grade of “A”; read recap), eyeing its best audience ever and matching its season high in the demo. (In updated numbers from CBS, Ghosts hit 7 million viewers, a series high.) With their own fall finales, So Help Me Todd (4.5 mil/0.3) was steady in viewers but dipped in the demo, while CSI: Vegas (3.3 mil/0.3) was steady all around.

THE CW | Christmas Around the USA drew 520K and an ornament-shaped 0.0.

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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. Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.