Ratings: ‘Making It’ Settles for New Series Lows Following NBC’s ‘SNL’ Christmas Special

ABC finished second with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Lea Michele’s holiday movie

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Amy Poehler’s and Nick Offerman’s “Making It” couldn’t cobble together much of an audience on Thursday following the “SNL” Christmas special. With that lackluster combo, NBC settled for fourth place.

Thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” Fox ran away with another primetime win. ABC was runner-up in ratings with a pair of Christmas specials.

Fox was first in ratings with a 3.7 rating/18 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the Nielsen averages from the Dallas Cowboys-Chicago Bears game.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in viewers with 4.1 million. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 8 p.m. had a 1.0/5 and 5 million viewers. From 9 to 11, Lea Michele’s “Same Time, Next Christmas” received a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and second in viewers with 5.3 million. “Young Sheldon” at 8 landed a 1.1/6 and 8.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Unicorn” had a 0.8/4 and 5.8 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 got a 0.8/4 and 6 million viewers. At 9:30, “Carol’s Second Act” closed the comedy block with a 0.6/3 and 4.7 million viewers. “Evil” at 10 received a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. The annual “SNL Christmas” special from 8 to 10 managed a 0.6/3 and 3.1 million viewers. At 10, “Making It” settled for a 0.4/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.14 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.11 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 962,000. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got a 0.3/1 and 857,000 viewers.