Ratings: NBC’s NYC Christmas Tree Lighting With Mariah Carey Vocal Fail Wilts From 2013

ABC settles for third behind CBS, NBC

Mariah Carey performs on "Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

ABC’s lineup shrunk from its last Wednesday of originals, opening the door for CBS and NBC to tie atop the key Nielsen demo last night in primetime.

CBS and NBC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was second with 7.2 million.

For CBS, a two-hour “Survivor” at 8 p.m. received a 2.1/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Stalker” at 10 got a 1.5/5 and 7.5 million viewers.

For NBC, “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” at 8, which included a labored Mariah Carey vocal performance that set social media ablaze, had a 1.9/6 and a night-best 9.4 million viewers. A rerun “SNL Christmas” special followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.8/5 and in viewers with 6.7 million. The network’s entire lineup was down double-digits from two weeks ago, when it last aired originals. “The Middle” at 8 fell 27 percent to a 1.6/5 and 7.2 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 dropped 29 percent to a 1.7/5 and 6.6 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 dipped 24 percent to a 2.8/8 — a night-high — and 9 million. “Black-ish” at 9:30 got a 2.1/6 and 6.9 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 had a 1.3/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and sixth in viewers with 2.9 million.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.3 million. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Red Band Society” at 9 got a 0.9/3 — up 29 percent from last week’s Thanksgiving Eve episode — and 3.1 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fifth in total viewers with 2.9 million. Part 2 of the “Flash” vs. “Arrow” crossover special — an “Arrow” episode — at 8 received a 1.4/4 — a series high — and 3.9 million viewers. “The 100” at 9 had a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million.