You have to hand it to the Fox promotions department. Finding a way to tie in the gore and guck of Fringe with the holiday season is a cow-razy idea, but here you go:
By the way, have you seen how those 40-year-old Christmas specials are kicking ass on CBC? Last night’s broadcast of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas–first broadcast in 1966–drew 1,256,000 viewers on CBC, with more than half (681,000) in the 25-54-year-old demo. Frosty The Snowman, almost as old, also pulled over a million. Both boosted The Border to its third-highest rating of the season, a solid 717,000 viewers (all figures BBM NMR overnight estimates).
CBC even scored a rare Monday night win. The public broadcaster beat both CTV and Global head-to-head from 8-10 p.m. CTV still had the top rated show of the night, CSI: Miami at 10 (1,703,000), but good ol’ Grinch/Frosty easily beat Big Bang Theory (779,000), Law & Order: CI (599,000), Prison Break (778,000) and Global’s final Heroes episode of 2008 (894,000).
And, oh yeah, Jeopardy? What is 1,187,000 viewers, Alex.