'Shrek the Halls'

'Shrek the Halls'

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007

Big ratings for a new Christmas special helped ABC to a demographic win Wednesday, but CBS snagged the overall crown.

For the night, CBS averaged a 7.9 rating/12 share. ABC was close behind with a 7.1/11 (the two networks were separated by only about 100,000 viewers). NBC finished third at 4.7/7, beating out FOX's 4.0/6. The CW pulled down a 2.7/4.

ABC led among adults 18-49 with a 4.5 rating, finishing a point ahead of CBS, 3.5. FOX came in third with a 2.8. NBC managed only a 2.1 but held off The CW's 1.9 in the race for fourth.

A pair of specials -- "Shrek the Halls," which premiered to a huge 11.0/17, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," 9.4/14 -- ruled the 8 p.m. hour for ABC. NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" scored a 6.0/9. CBS' "Kid Nation" was third, topping an hour of "'Til Death," 3.6/6, on FOX. "America's Next Top Model" earned a 3.3/5 for The CW (and finished second to ABC in adults 18-49).

CBS moved in front at 9 p.m. with "Criminal Minds," 10.0/15. ABC dropped to second with "Pushing Daisies," 6.2/9. "Kitchen Nightmares," 4.3/7, came in third for FOX. NBC's "Bionic Woman" was fourth, while "Gossip Girl" scored a 2.1/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "CSI: NY" scored a 9.1/15 -- which was the combined total of ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," 5.0/8, and NBC's "Life," 4.1/7.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.