TV ratings: NFL dominates Thanksgiving night while 'X Factor' and 'Glee' do OK
The New England Patriots' blowout of the New York Jets dominated the Thanksgiving prime-time ratings for NBC. FOX's afternoon NFL game also bled into primetime, which helped "The X Factor" to decent numbers as well.
A new "Glee," which started at 9:17 p.m. ET, dropped off some, but considering the overall low level of viewing Thursday, it did OK. Elsewhere, ABC's "Michael Jackson: Bad25" special turned in smaller ratings than a Lady Gaga special on Thanksgiving night last year.
NBC easily led the night with 15.9 million viewers and an 8.5 rating/16 share in households. FOX (9.4 million, 4.9/9) came in second, topping CBS' 6.8 million viewers and 4.3/8. (ABC 4.2 million, 2.4/5) finished fourth, and The CW (819,000, 0.5/1) trailed.
The adults 18-49 crown also went to NBC, which scored a 5.8 rating in the demographic. FOX took second with a 3.1. CBS came in third with a 1.7, followed by ABC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.2.