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by TV News Desk
At 8pm against the opening hour of Fox's The X Factor season closer, ABC's rebroadcast of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown ranked #1 in its time period with Kids 2-11, beating the Fox finale by 26%. In fact, I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown stood as Thursday's top-rated broadcast program with Kids 2-11.
· The PEANUTS special surged over its telecast on the same night last year 42% in Total Viewers, by 27% in Adults 18-49 and by 33% in Kids 2-11. In addition, the special posted ABC's best Kids 2-11 rating in the hour in more than 1 year - since 12/15/11.
Starting out at 9pm opposite the second hour of Fox's The X Factor finale, CMA Country Christmas made ABC the most-watched network in its second hour from 10-11pm and the #1 broadcaster in Adults 18-49.
· ABC's CMA Country Christmas concert topped CBS' Grammy Nominations Concert earlier in the month (on 12/5/12) by 1.9 million viewers.