The network was fourth-most-watched overall with 6.3 million viewers.
Its hit sitcom,
"The Goldbergs" was up from its last original episode by 4% in viewers with about 7.9 million people tuning in. It was fourth in the key demo with a rating of 2.5.
Also on the network,
"Black-ish" was ABC's only show to see a decrease, dropping 9% from its most recent original episode on Dec. 10. It posted a rating of 2.1 in the key demo and averaged 6.3 million viewers.
Its broadcast of the 41st annual "People's Choice Awards" drew 8.6 million viewers and rounded out the top five most-watched programs of the night. However, the awards show dropped 25% from last year with a rating of 1.8 in the key demo.
The network also aired "The Mentalist," which was down about 7% from its most recent original episode on Dec. 28 with a rating of 1.3 in the key demo. With about 9 million viewers, the show delivered more viewers than the awards.
On NBC, "Mysteries of Laura," "Law & Order: SVU" and
"Law & Order: SVU," up 21% from its latest episode, was the most-watched program on the network with about 7.8 million viewers and a rating of 1.7 in the key demo.
The network averaged 7.3 million viewers, making it third-most-watched overall. It was fourth in the key demo with a rating of 1.5.