Thursday TV ratings: Walker up, Annie Live! good [Dec. 2]

NBC aired Annie Live! throughout the night, but it didn’t stop other networks airing new episodes of top shows. Here are the live TV ratings for Dec. 2.

ABC opted for a night of specials. This may have been linked to the pandemic, but it could also have been linked to NBC airing Annie Live! Not all networks wanted to compete with that.

Annie Live! did perform well. It wasn’t as good as Thursday Night Football, of course, but it did pull in the top demo of the night outside of the football with a 0.9 rating. It didn’t quite get the top audience, behind CBS’s Young Sheldon and Ghosts, but it still performed well, pulling in 5.15 million.

ABC started with a special titled Alec Baldwin Unscripted, which pulled in 4.13 million views and a 0.4 demo. The Great Christmas Light Fight was down 18% in the demo and 8% in the audience compared to Tuesday’s episode for the first hour. It slipped further in the second hour, way behind CBS’s Bull.

Walker up, Bull down in the live TV ratings

The CW had a normal night after taking a break for Thanksgiving last Thursday. Walker was up in the audience by almost 10%, taking it just short of a million viewers. The demo was steady.

Legacies‘s demo was up 11% but the audience was down 3%. I don’t think the ratings are concerning. Both of these shows will be renewed. I’m sure of it.

CBS was the only other network with normal programming, starting with Young Sheldon. Despite being down 7% in the audience, it was the top performer. The demo was down 17%, but we already know the series has another season in the bag.

We’re keeping an eye on United States of AlGhosts, and B Positive. All three comedies were down, but there’s little to worry about for Ghosts. We used to see the ratings for the comedies taper off each half-hour, but Ghosts performs better than United States of Al in the earlier time slot. It’s sure to land a second season.

United States of Al was down 18% in the demo and almost 4% in the audience. I don’t think there’s any concern just yet. It’s still a strong performer on the night, and it was up against Annie Live! last night.

B Positive is the one I’m concerned about. The audience dipped below 4 million last night. It’s the weakest comedy on CBS right now, which could mean it’s canceled to make way for another potential success.

Bull is also in the firing line. It continues to fall in both the demo and audience. The thing saving it right now is that it was the best of the timeslot. It is a CBS Studios production, which also helps to keep it on the air. We’ll have to see how things go come January.

Take a look at the live TV ratings for Thursday, Dec. 2 to see how your favorite shows performed.

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