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Primetime Ratings: NBC’s ‘Superstore’ in Business

NBC won the Monday broadcast ratings race on the steam of performance powerhouse The Voice—which defeated a holiday staple and high-flying superhero—and a strong sneak-peek at workplace comedy Superstore. NBC drew a 2.6 rating in 18-49, according to Nielsen overnights, and an 8 share. ABC took runner-up with a 1.6/5, CBS did a 1.3/4, Fox a 1.2/4 and The CW a 0.3/1.

The Voice did a 2.9 on NBC, up 16% from last week, before Superstore, starring America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, showed a promising 2.2. The latter has its proper premiere next month.

ABC aired the special It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, which scored a 1.8, before the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas posted a 2.0, down 5% from last year’s showing. The Great Holiday Baking Show rated a 1.2.

On CBS, Supergirl was up 7% to a 1.6, before reruns of Scorpion and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Over Fox’s way, Gotham was up 14% to a 1.6, and Minority Report grew 17% to 0.7.

CW had Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at 0.4, up 33%, then Greatest Holiday Commercials, hosted by Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, weighing in at 0.2.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.