TV Ratings: 'Frosty the Snowman' Bests Steady 'Last Man Standing,' 'Malibu Country'

'Malibu Country'
ABC/EDWARD HERRERA

Reba McEntire returns to TV as a woman who moves her mother (Lily Tomlin) and three kids from Nashville to Malibu after her "good 'ol boy" rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money. Once there, she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarefied Malibu world she now calls home. Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice, Jai Rodriguez and Owen Teague co-star.

ABC led Friday night against a slew of Holiday specials, topping in adults 18-49 (1.4 rating) and total viewers (5.8 million). The network had steady offerings of Last Man Standing (1.4 adults) and Malibu County (1.4 adults), before a Shark Tank encore and a new episode of 20/20 (1.5 adults).

Thanks in no small part to a strong showing of Frosty the Snowman (2.0 adults rating) at 8 p.m., CBS came in second for the night with a 1.1 adults rating and 4.4 million viewers. Other holiday specials included Frosty Returns (1.6 adults), Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (1.0 adults) and It's a SpongeBob Christmas (0.9 adults). Person to Person pulled a 0.7 in the demo.

NBC's coverage of the National Dog Show averaged a 1.0 adults rating between 8 and 10 p.m., before a new Dateline pulled the same. The network averaged a 1.0 and 4.8 million viewers.

Ahead of back-to-back Simpsons encores, Fox had Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown (0.5 adults) for a 0.7 adults rating and 2 million viewers for the night.

And on the CW, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer and Happy the Elf both averaged a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, the latter beating out regular time slot holder Nikita