Ratings: ‘Hairspray Live’ Encore Places NBC Fifth on All-Rerun Evening

ABC tops in preliminary numbers, though with a bold “Monday Night Football” asterisk

Last Updated: December 27, 2016 @ 9:18 AM

ABC has topped a highly sleepy Monday evening in Nielsen’s primetime TV ratings, though the ESPN-boosted broadcaster should see its numbers slim down after some afternoon adjustments.

That’s because the Disney-owned net aired “Monday Night Football” in the Dallas and Detroit markets — a big boost that will be backed out.

CBS was runner-up in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers last night — for now, at least. NBC, which aired a “Hairspray Live!” encore, settled for fifth in the main demo. Repeats were the theme of the night — nothing scheduled on the English-language channels was original.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Telemundo was second in ratings with a 0.7/2, but fifth and in viewers with 1.58 million.

CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.7 million, Univision was fourth with 1.64 million.

NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2, but third in viewers with 2.5 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 792,000.