TV ratings: 'Modern Family' and 'Blue Bloods' lead a quiet Christmas night

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

The country had better things to do on Christmas night than park itself in front of the TV, and ratings were unsurprisingly low across the board for the broadcast networks as they all aired full slates of repeats.

The night's top performers were "Blue Bloods" on CBS, which led the viewer race, and "The Middle" and "Modern Family" on ABC, which had the best 18-49 performance in primetime.

CBS averaged 4.6 million viewers and a 2.8 rating/5 share in households. NBC (3 million, 1.9/4) came in second, beating out ABC's 2.7 million viewers and 1.6/3. Fox (1.4 million, 0.9/2) finished fourth, and The CW (903,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

None of the broadcast nets made it to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC led the way with a 0.9, followed by NBC at 0.7. CBS scored a 0.6, Fox a 0.4 and The CW a 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" rerun (3.6 million, 2.1/4)


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