TV ratings: CBS wins with reruns; NBC, ABC and The CW air Christmas movies

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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

On Christmas Eve, CBS stuck to airing reruns of its big Tuesday night hits, and took the night because of it. "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" reruns drew Christmas Eve's biggest ratings as viewers caught the old episodes the night before the holiday.

FOX also aired reruns, while NBC, ABC and The CW tried to woo viewers with airings of "It's A Wonderful Life," "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "The 12 Dogs of Christmas," respectively. It was "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" that consistently drew the most adults ages 18-49.

CBS's average for the night was 6.6 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/9 share in households. NBC followed with 4.7 million and a 2.6/6, then ABC with 4.0 million and a 2.2/5. FOX trailed with 1.1 million and a 0.7/1, while The CW closed the night with 1.0 million and a 0.6/1.

In the 18-49 demo, ABC took the lead with a 1.3. NBC followed with 1.1, CBS took 0.9, and FOX and The CW followed suit with 0.4 and 0.2, respectively.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" rerun (6.5 million viewers, 4.2/10 households)
ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.1 million, 2.3/5) 
NBC: "It's A Wonderful Life" rerun (4.0 million, 2.5/6) 
FOX: "Dads" rerun (1.4 million, 0.8/2)
The CW: "The 12 Dogs of Christmas" (1.1 million, 0.7/2)

18-49 leader: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (6.9 million, 4.4/9)
NBC:
"It's A Wonderful Life" rerun (4.6 million, 2.6/5) 
ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.0 million, 2.1/4) 
The CW: "The 12 Dogs of Christmas" (973,000, 0.6/1)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (972,000 million, 0.6/1) 

18-49 leader: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Person of Interest" rerun (5.9 million, 3.8/8) 
NBC:
"It's A Wonderful Life" rerun (5.0 million, 2.8/6)
ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.2 million, 2.2/5)

18-49 leader: "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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