Michael Buble crushes Celine Dion in Christmas special showdown


There was a whole lot of prime-time singing Wednesday night. Celine Dion had her Home for the Holidays special on CBS. Michael Buble had his 3rd annual Christmas special on NBC, which also aired The Sing-Off. Fox had The X Factor finale. Even The CW got into the mix, with its iHeart Radio Jingle Ball. Who came out on top?

The Sing-Off was easily in front, with 5.4 million viewers and a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Buble’s special and X Factor tied, with both shows getting 5 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. That’s an all-time low for a non-special Wednesday night episode of Factor, down 52 percent in the demo from last year. The fate of the show is still uncertain, with¬† Simon Cowell confirming to reporters on the Factor red carpet last night that judge Demi Lovato is indeed exiting.

Dion hit a very low note for a network like CBS. The singer tied the CW’s special, with 4.9 million viewers and a mere 0.6 rating (read: her special drew plenty of older viewers, but not too many in the 18-49 demo).

But all the holiday specials were topped by Barbara Walters’ annual 10 Most Fascinating People special with 8.8 million and a 2.1. Chart to come…


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