Ratings: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Comes in Hot for ABC

“Showtime at the Apollo” Christmas special puts Fox on the Naughty List

ABC’s TV debut of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” gave plenty of viewers that warm fuzzy feeling on Thursday night. But many more were cracking up during the midseason finale of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.

Those options, on top of NBC’s Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts matchup, pushed Fox’s “Showtime at the Apollo” Christmas special out into the cold.

However, last night’s “Thursday Night Football” game hit a season-low in the earlier-than-available overnight ratings, which for live sports are more reliable than the fast national Nielsen numbers. Final time zone adjusted Nielsen numbers will be available later Friday.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million. Following its pre-game show at 8, the Broncos vs. Colts game had a 7.4/13 in metered market results.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/6 and first in viewers with 8.9 million. At 8, “The Big Bang Theory” scored a 2.6/11 and 13.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” took a 2.0/8 and 11.7 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” grabbed a 1.4/5 and 8.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” had a 1.1/4 and 6.6 million viewers. At 10, “S.W.A.T.” got a 1.0/4 and 6.4 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.6 million. At 8, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” TV debut posted a 1.4/6 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8:30, the “Disney Prep & Landing” special received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. Back-to-back repeats of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” filled the rest of primetime.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3 million. At 8, the “Showtime at the Apollo” Christmas special settled for a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” event took a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. At 8, the “iheartRadio Jingle Ball 2017” special managed a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers. The program was followed by a repeat of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”