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.