After seeing some of the ratings for Monday night’s primetime lineup, there is one conclusion that we feel qualified enough in order to properly draw at the moment: “America’s Got Talent” is likely going to continue to have some holiday specials in the future.
While the 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic last night is not necessarily as strong of a number as the show sometimes gets during the summer, it is very good for this time of year and not that far off of what “The Voice” routinely receives. In looking at this, we would almost be sure that this is something that NBC wants to do again, even if we’ve now seen more exactly of what the special would offer. (As a whole, we were surprised at the amount of filler in here, and we’d prefer there to be some more actual content from the acts.)
Elsewhere when it comes to the major-network ratings, we did see a reasonably good start for “The Wall” as the game show, hosted by Chris Hardwick and executive-produced by LeBron James, ended up drawing a 1.6 rating. This is better than most recent episodes of “Timeless,” and we have to assume that this show is reasonably inexpensive to film in comparison to some scripted entities.
As for some other ratings from the night…
ABC – New episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” drew a 1.2 rating. That’s probably enough to get the show renewed, mostly because the expectations that are out there for this show are now by and large enormous in the first place.
CBS – There was some new programming over here, as Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Michelle Obama drew a 1.3 while “Man with a Plan” (1.1) and “2 Broke Girls” tried to keep things going. “Scorpion” (1.2) did rise on the night, and that is roughly the end of the news when it comes to ratings.
For those of you who did miss it, here is one particularly notable moment from the holiday special — Heidi Klum performing with Sal Valentinetti before seemingly falling on her face. Head over here to check that out right now. (Photo: NBC.)