CBS won the Thursday broadcast race with a 2.1 rating among viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, scoring a 7 share. That topped some weak competition mostly in repeats—ABC had a 0.9/3, NBC had a 0.7/2, Fox a 0.5/2 and The CW a 0.4/1.
The Big Bang Theory set the tone for CBS with a 4.1, up a tenth from last week, then Life in Pieces put up a 2.5., also up a tenth. Mom rated a flat 2.0 and 2 Broke Girls was down 11% to a 1.7, before Elementary slipped 8% to a 1.2.
On ABC, the Disney special Prep & Landing did a 0.8 and a repeat of Modern Family a 0.9. Barbara Walters Presents: The Ten Most Fascinating People rated a 1.0, down 29% from last year.
On NBC, a rebroadcast of How Murry Saved Christmas rated a 0.5 and Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale a 0.6. A Running Wild with Bear Grylls special, featuring President Barack Obama, did a 0.9.
Fox’s American Country Countdown and World’s Funniest both did a 0.5.
On The CW, IHeartRadio Jingle Ball rated a 0.4, leading into a repeat of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Broadcast was up against football on the NFL Network.
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