TV Ratings: Barbara Walters special leads weak Wednesday night

By Kyle Johnson,

Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 wasn't exactly dominating, but it did enough to help ABC on a weak Wednesday night.

ABC averaged only a meager 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic and 7.24 million viewers, but it was enough to top all networks for the evening, HitFix reports. The network started off with repeats of The Middle and The Goldbergs, which averaged a 1.4 rating. Barbara Walters' special topped the night with a 2.1 in the demo between its two-hour runtime.

NBC came second in the demo with a 1.5, but third in viewers with only 5.29 million averaged throughout the night. The Sing-Off continues to lose viewers with each showing, dropping to a 1.6 in the demo, but of the live singing competitions, managed to win. Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special wasn't great at a 1.3 rating, but stayed consistent from last year's special.

Fox came in third in the demo with 1.3 in the demo and 5.025 million viewers thanks to a slumping X Factor, which was down from last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS came in fourth with a miserable 1.0 in the demo, but did have 5.96 million viewers as it only had the network's annual special Home for the Holidays and repeats.

The CW followed with a 0.6 in the demo and 1.4 million viewers for the special iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.

image: ABC


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