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Ratings: ‘Holidays With the Houghs’ Can’t Beat ‘Bull’ – Even With ‘The Voice’ Finale as Lead-in

Nick Cannon’s viral videos special on Fox performs worse than Univision’s ”Ringo“

NBC won Monday with Part 1 of its two-night “The Voice” season finale. Though “Holidays With the Houghs” tied for first in the key ratings demographic, it could not beat “Bull” on CBS.

For Fox, the story was far worse. Before a “Prodigal Son” rerun, a holiday edition of “Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos” struggled. As a matter of fact, Univision’s “Ringo” did better head-to-head in the main demo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. earned a 1.3/6 and 9.1 million viewers. At 10, the Houghs’ special landed a 0.7/3 and 4.7 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 6.2 million. “The Neighborhood” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob Hearts Abishola” got a 0.8/4 and 6.2 million viewers. “All Rise” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 5.6 million viewers. At 10, “Bull” drew a 0.7/4 and 6.5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 3.9 million viewers. The show’s finale hour at 9 got a 0.6/3 and 3 million viewers. At 10, a “Star Wars”-centric “Jimmy Kimmel Live” special received a 0.4/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3. Fox had a 2 share, Telemundo got a 2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.5 million, Telemundo was sixth with 813,000.

For Fox, the Cannon special at 8 managed a 0.4/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 794,000. Following a rerun, “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” at 9 had a 0.1/1 and 766,000 viewers.