Update: The final broadcast ratings are more flattering than the preliminary report, but they still reflect a year-over-year decline for Michael Buble’s Christmas special.
“Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood,” this year’s special, drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 7.26 million total viewers. Last year’s New York-themed broadcast drew a 1.3 and 7.53 million.
Among adults 18-49, this year’s broadcast was the lowest-rated Buble Christmas special. Its viewership tally, however, was the second-greatest.
— NBC’s night also included “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” which drew a 1.8 and 13.03 million viewers in the 9-11PM timeslot.
Entitled “Christmas in Hollywood,” NBC’s annual Michael Buble Christmas special suffered year-to-year declines in adults 18-49 and total viewership.
Per fast national data, Thursday’s special posted a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and reached 7.17 million total viewers. Last year’s “Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York” drew a 1.3 and 7.53 million.
Among Buble Christmas specials, this year’s edition drew the second-largest total audience but was the worst performer in adults 18-49.
In addition to a myriad of celebrity appearances, this year’s special featured performances by Tori Kelly, Celine Dion, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
— “Christmas in Hollywood” led into “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors,” which drew a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and 12.842 million total viewers.