ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 11/30/15)
ABC: It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: A Charlie Brown Christmas at 9pm
ABC: The Great Holiday Baking Show (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Premiere) at 8;30pm
NBC: Superstore (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Minority Report (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Garage Gold (Finale) at 8pm
The gift that keeps on giving: NBC’s telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade drew a 12.6 household rating in metered markets, the number one broadcast entertainment rating for the fall. That’s down 1 percent versus last year, but up 1 percent among A18-49 with 7.0/30.
Apparel, accessories and jewelry inspired by Fox hit Empire is available at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products online shopping destination http://EmpireFoxShop.com. Launch, in collaboration with commerce tech company Delivery Agent, includes a $1000 Empire holiday shopping spree sweepstakes.
Walmart begins selling Mattel’s new View-Master on December 1. The 77-year-old 3D toy has been updated for the virtual reality age, offering kids an opportunity to jump into the VR craze.
The November 21 premiere of Hallmark’s Northpole: Open for Christmas averaged a 3.0 HH rating and 3.5 million total viewers, becoming the #1 rated program of the day among HHs and W25-54 and the net’s most-watched original movie premiere of 2015 to date among W25-54. Merry Matrimony on November 22 garnered a 2.8 HH rating and 3.3 million total viewers to become the #1 rated movie of the day among HHs and W25-54.
Fox’s Empire dipped 30 percent to a Live+SD series low 3.1 rating among A18-49 on the travel-heavy Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but with an average 9.1 million viewers nonetheless topped the night.
The season 21 finale of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday drew a season high 13.4 million viewers and 2.4/8 A18-49, Tuesday’s top show in viewers and the demo.
CBS’s Thanksgiving Day football had an average viewership of 32.5 million viewers P2+, according to fast nationals, up 11 percent from last year. NBC’s game drew 27.8 million viewers, the second-most-watched primetime game ever on the network.
Former actor and home video pioneer Al Markim died November 24. He was 88. After appearing on 1950s series Space Cadet, among other shows, Markim co-founded Teletronics, and was inducted into the Video Hall of Fame.
SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 11/26/15)
1) Adele – 25 – 3,377,885 (After 1 week – 3,379,030)
2) Justin Beiber – Purpose – 183,562 (After 2 weeks – 705,371)
3) One Direction – Made In The A.M. – 76,735
4) Jadakiss – Top 5 Dead or Alive – 60,145
6) Enya – Dark Sky Island – 45,898
12) Rush – R40 Live – 23,972
13) Tech N9ne Collabos – Strangeulation II – 22,380
14) Empire Cast – Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2, Volume 1- 22,319
25) Grateful Dead – Fare Thee Well Complete Box Set – 13,692
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $51.6 million
The Good Dinosaur – $39.2 million
Creed – $30 million
Spectre – $12.8 million
The Peanuts Movie – $9.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)