Sunday TV Ratings 12/24/23: It’s a Wonderful Life Rises from 2022 but Home Alone Still Triumphs on Christmas Eve, Lingo and Loteria Loca Holiday Specials Leave Coal in CBS’s Stocking (UPDATED w/Analysis)

Ratings Analysis: Two classic Christmas movies faced off on Christmas Eve, but one had a clear advantage, that being 1990 film Home Alone (0.65). ABC's broadcast of the Macaulay Culkin staple beat out NBC's telecast of It's A Wonderful Life (0.42) head-on, even though the latter was actually up from 2022Life had rotten lead-in help from reruns of 5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas (0.08) and Night Court (0.12), while ABC began the night with an AFV encore (0.25) and followed Home Alone with a Celebrity Family Feud one (0.40). On CBS, 60 Minutes (0.30, -0.10) slipped to yet another season low after setting one last week. It was followed by holiday-themed editions of Lingo (0.20) and Loteria Loca (0.12) that underwhelmed in the Nielsen department. Fox had more NFL help than usual and used the extra assistance to boost The Simpsons (1.80, +1.27) to its highest rating of the season. Reruns of Krapopolis (0.83), HouseBroken (0.51), and Family Guy (0.43) clearly benefited as well. The Chosen (0.07, +0.04) climbed higher for its CW finale. 

Finals Update: It's A Wonderful Life (+0.1), NFL Overrun (+2.1), The OT (+1.4), The Simpsons (+0.3), 60 Minutes (+0.1), and the repeat of Krapopolis (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of Celebrity Family Feud (-0.1) adjusted down. 



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun7.244927.62Fox

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.2522.27ABC

60 Minutes0.3023.44CBS

5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas (R)0.0810.79NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.0410.33The CW
7:30 PMThe OT4.603417.43Fox

Night Court (R)0.1210.84NBC
8 PMThe Simpsons1.80166.27Fox

Home Alone0.6583.49ABC

It's a Wonderful Life0.4242.77NBC


The Chosen (F)0.0710.64The CW
8:30 PMKrapopolis (R)0.8382.94Fox
9 PMHouseBroken (R)0.5151.88Fox

Loteria Loca0.1210.87CBS
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.4341.58Fox
10 PMCelebrity Family Feud (R)0.4062.19ABC

CSI: Vegas (R)0.1110.94CBS
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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