NBC-TV and Dr. Seuss’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas stole the TV ratings crown for Friday night, winning laurels with an 0.9/4 rating among nostalgic adults 18-49 and scoring 4.33 million viewers.
The Grinch was up against CBS’s Frosty The Snowman in the 8 PM slot, with Frosty scoring an 0.7/3 and 3.54 million viewers. On ABC, the Rankin/Bass stop motion classic Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town came in at an 0.6/3 and 2.66 million viewers.
Fox’s Washington vs. Washington State college football game came in second in the night’s wars, with a 0.8/3 average and 3.23 million viewers.
The rest of the night was relatively quiet, with ABC’s Child Support holding steady week-to-week with an 0.4/2 and 2.05 million viewers.
CBS won the overall network night in total viewers with a 3.30 million tally, but Fox was the demo king at 0.8/3 and 3.23 million total viewers.