The audience was up 8% from last week's Christmas special, which averaged 3.820 million viewers. Viewership was in line with what the show had been doing before last week. It was also the first episode since September to not have competition from NFL Monday Night Football, although it was up against college football on ESPN.
The show did 4.141 million viewers in the first hour and rose to 4.204 million viewers in the second. The audience dropped 4% in the third and final hour, which averaged 4.04 million viewers.