With CBS assured of its first top November sweep win among 18-49 in 5 years (tied with Fox), the network put on repeats and a Survivor clip show on the final night of the sweep. That allowed ABC to completely dominate the night in the demo with its comedy block and a Primetime special on celebrity plastic surgery. All series posted double-digit declines from last week but that is to be expected on a night when a large portion of the audience were en route to their holiday destination. Versus the same night last year, ABC was up by 35% in 18-49 and 42% in total viewers. ABC’s Modern Family (3.7/12, 10.5 million) was the top program of the night in 18-49 and total viewers. Topping their slots in 18-49 were ABC’s The Middle (2.1/7), Cougar Town (2.5/8) and Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far? (1.8/6). CBS’ Survivor: Nicaragua recap (2.0, 8 million) took the 8:30 PM hour. In its second airing, Fox’s Human Target drew a 1.4/5 vs. 1.8/5 for its season premiere last week, in line with the week-to-week declines for the ABC comedies. Hell’s Kitchen finished second in the demo in the 9 PM hour with a 2.1/7. For the night, ABC averaged a 2.3/7 in 18-49 and 7.4 million. Fox (1.8/6, 5.3 million) was second in the demo, while CBS (1.7/6, 8.2 million) was third and tops in total viewers. NBC (1.6/5, 5.2 million) was last in both categories with animated holiday specials and a Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? special.
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