Kennedy Center Honors ratings rise, helps CBS win Wednesday

By Daniel S Levine,

The slow holiday week continued for the broadcast networks, with CBS earning an easy win thanks the Kennedy Center Honors special and a Criminal Minds repeat.

Before we get to the networks though, it is worth nothing that Univision actually beat all four big networks in the key 18-49 rating. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Spanish-language network averaged a 1.7 18-49 rating on the night, with 4.2 million viewers.

CBS averaged 8.28 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating, the best on the night, notes Hitfix. A Criminal Minds repeat at 8 p.m. drew 8.5 million viewers and a 1.7 18-49 rating. The Kennedy Center special's first hour had 7.72 million viewers, while the second hour had 8.58 million. Its 1.4 18-49 rating was up 27 percent from last year.

NBC was far back in second with 4.3 million viewers and a 1.1 18-49 rating. The network ran repeats of Whitney (3.5 million viewers), Guys with Kids (2.9 million), Law & Order: SVU (5.4 million) and Chicago Fire (4.2 million), notes Zap2It.

ABC was also all repeats, drawing 3.87 million viewers and a 1.0 18-49 rating. The Middle and The Neighbors had 4.43 million viewers, while an hour of Modern Family had 5.38 million. A Nashville repeat finished the night with 2.66 million viewers.

The CW’s repeats of Arrow and Supernatural topped Fox’s night with 1.52 million viewers. Its 0.4 18-49 rating was just behind Fox, though.

Fox’s Ben And Kate night had 1.52 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating.

image: CBS



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