garth brooks live from las vegas special TV ratings: Garth Brooks Las Vegas special big for CBS; 'Grimm' and 'Dracula' up for NBCFast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Things were pretty quiet on Friday night, though CBS still won — largely due to the “Garth Brooks, Live in Las Vegas” special, which earned an average of over 8.7 million viewers to make it the top show of the night.

NBC’s new episodes of “Dateline,” “Grimm” and “Dracula” helped the Peacock take second place, with “Grimm” up 2 million viewers and “Dracula” up nearly a million from their last new episodes two weeks ago.

CBS averaged 6.7 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households for the win, followed by NBC at 5.2 million viewers and a 3.4/6. ABC was right behind at 5.1 million viewers and a 3.1/5, followed by FOX in fourth with 2.3 million and a 1.5/3 and the CW at 1.06 million and a 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS also won with a 1.4, followed by ABC (1.2), NBC (1.1), FOX (0.6) and the CW (0.3).

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline NBC” (6.9 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
rerun (5.9 million, 3.1/6)/”Shrek the Halls” rerun (5.4 million, 2.7/5)
CBS: “Hoops and Yoyo Ruin Christmas” rerun (2.3 million viewers, 1.5/3 households)/ “The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story” rerun (3.05 million, 1.9/3)
“Bones” rerun (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” rerun (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Grinch” and “Shrek” (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Garth Brooks, Live from Las Vegas” (8.2 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “Grimm” (5.7 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (4.7 million, 2.9/5)

FOX: “Raising Hope” (1.7 million, 1.1/2)
The CW:
“Nikita” (884,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Garth Brooks” (1.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas” (9.3 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: “20/20” (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Dracula” (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: “Garth Brooks” (2.0)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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