Wednesday TV Ratings 12/1/21: Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special and Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza Solid for NBC, Survivor Ties Low, The Masked Singer and The Wonder Years Hit New Lows (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: With the return of legitimate competition on the other networks, 'Survivor' (0.87, -0.12), 'Tough As Nails' (0.38, -0.11), and 'CSI: Vegas' (0.39, -0.10) all lost a full tenth on CBS. Despite the decline, 'Survivor' edged out its closest competitors and remained the top broadcast of the evening. On NBC, the annual 'Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza' special (0.85) was down close to 30% from the 2020 telecast (1.2) but still found itself near the top of the pack. At 10, a Kelly Clarkson Christmas special (0.65) easily won its hour and made NBC the network with the highest overall average for the night. There was no good news to be found on ABC as 'The Goldbergs' (0.49, -0.08) and 'The Wonder Years' (0.34, -0.06) both dropped to new series lows. 'The Conners' (0.52) was able to hold steady amidst the slippage but still found itself at the lower-end of its usual delivery. Sophomore sitcom 'Home Economics' (0.33, -0.03) and fourth-season drama 'A Million Little Things' (0.26, -0.04) fell by three-hundredths and four-hundredths respectively. After rising to its highest rating in a while for the previous episode, Fox's 'The Masked Singer' (0.85, -0.15) crashed to its lowest rating to date. At 9, 'Alter Ego' (0.37, -0.02) tied its low but avoided creating a new one. The CW went with holiday filler in the form of animated special 'Beebo Saves Christmas' (0.05) and a Christmas-themed 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.07). Even by CW levels, this block of programming clearly underwhelmed.

Finals Update: '89th Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza' (+0.1), 'Survivor' (+0.1), 'The Masked Singer' (+0.1), 'Kelly Clarkson: When Christmas Comes Around' (+0.1), and 'A Million Little Things' (+0.1) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMSurvivor

89th Christmas in Rockefeller Plaza0.85/66.18NBC

The Masked Singer0.85/64.17Fox

The Goldbergs0.49/43.15ABC

Beebo Saves Christmas0.05/00.22The CW
8:30 PMThe Wonder Years0.34/22.18ABC
9 PMThe Conners0.52/43.31ABC

Tough as Nails0.38/32.84CBS

Alter Ego0.37/31.89Fox

World's Funniest Animals Christmas0.06/10.43The CW
9:30 PMHome Economics0.33/22.10ABC
10 PMKelly Clarkson: When Christmas Comes Around0.65/54.51NBC

CSI: Vegas0.39/33.95CBS

A Million Little Things0.26/21.89ABC

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