Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high

Caught at house on New 12 months’s Eve all the way through the pandemic, TV audience celebrated with Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in giant numbers

LOS ANGELES — Caught at house on an endemic New 12 months’s Eve, TV audience grew to become to Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in giant numbers for a digital party, with Instances Sq. in large part empty because the ball dropped.

ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve” with host Seacrest drew 18.four million audience within the hour between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. EST, an building up of five% over 2020’s target market.

CNN ushered in 2021 with its highest-rated New 12 months’s Eve particular on document, with three.four million other folks tuning in to proportion the night time hosted by means of Cooper and Cohen.

The ABC particular’s first hour and an episode of CBS’ “60 Mins” had been the one non-football techniques to make final week’s best 20 record of most-watched presentations, in step with Nielsen figures launched Wednesday.

NBC was once the highest-rated broadcast community final week, averaging four.6 million audience in top time. ABC had four.1 million, CBS had four million, Fox had 2.eight million, Univision had 1.2 million, Ion Tv had 980,000, Telemundo had 960,000 and MeTV had 740,000.

ESPN was once the week’s hottest cable community, watched by means of a median of 6.2 million other folks in top time. Fox Information Channel had 1.7 million audience, CNN had 1.6 million, Hallmark had 1.42 million, MSNBC had 1.four million, HGTV had 1.three million and TNT had 1.2 million.

ABC’s “International Information This night” received the night time information scores race, averaging nine.75 million audience. NBC’s “Nightly Information” had eight.67 million and the “CBS Night time Information” had 6.three million.

For the week of Dec. 28 to Jan. three, the 20 hottest prime-time techniques, their networks and viewerships:

Faculty Soccer Finals Semifinal: Ohio State at Clemson, ESPN, 18.nine million.

Faculty Soccer Finals Semifinal, ESPN, 16.6 million.

NBC Sunday Night time Soccer, NBC, 16.five million.

Faculty Soccer Bowl Studio, ESPN, 16.1 million.

Faculty Soccer Bowl Studio, ESPN, 14.four million.

Faculty Soccer Playoffs Semifinal, ESPN, 13.four million

Faculty Soccer Bowl Studio, ESPN, 13.five million.

Faculty Soccer Studio, ESPN, 12.three million.

Sunday Night time NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 12.1 million.

“Primetime New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve” (phase 2), ABC, 11.2 million.

“60 Mins,” CBS, 10 million.

Faculty Soccer Studio, ESPN, nine.eight million.

Soccer Night time in The usa (phase three), NBC, nine.7 million.

The OT, Fox, nine.four million.

Peach Bowl: Georgia at Cincinnati, ESPN, eight.41 million.

“Primetime New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve” (phase 1), ABC, eight.four million.

Orange Bowl: Texas A&M at North Carolina, ESPN, 7.58 million.

NFL Soccer: Buffalo at New England, ESPN, 7.6 million.

Monday Night time Soccer (Dec. 28), ABC, 7.2 million.

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