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TV Ratings Top 25: Olympics and American Idol Battle For Weekly Supremacy

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February 17th, 2010

The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony was the week's most-watched program (on a Friday night, no less!) but even that couldn't topple American Idol from the top spot with Adults 18-49.

Of note, even with three days of Olympics coverage and a head-to-head battle on Sunday night, CBS's Undercover Boss was a top 10 program with adults 18-49 and 11th in overall viewing.

Below are the top 25 tables for both adults 18-49 and overall viewing.

Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending February 14, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 10.1 13,343
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 9.5 12,549
3 WNTR OLYM OPEN CEREM(S)-02/12/2010 S NBC 9.0 11,844
4 WNTR OLYM SAT PRIME 1(S)-02/13/2010 S NBC 7.6 10,055
5 WNTR OLYM SUN PRIME 1(S)-02/14/2010 S NBC 7.0 9,262
6 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 6.0 7,884
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 5.7 7,506
8 Undercover Boss CBS 5.2 6,793
9 HOUSE FOX 5.1 6,743
10 LOST ABC 5.0 6,537
11 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS P CBS 4.5 5,981
12 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 4.4 5,734
13 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.1 5,438
14 NCIS CBS 4.1 5,436
15 BACHELOR, THE ABC 4.1 5,375
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 4.1 5,343
17 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.9 5,148
18 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.8 4,952
19 OFFICE NBC 3.7 4,910
20 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.7 4,841
21 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.6 4,770
22 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 3.5 4,627
23 CSI: NY CBS 3.3 4,368
24 ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE CBS 3.3 4,340
25 24 FOX 3.3 4,284

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending February 14, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 WNTR OLYM OPEN CEREM(S) S NBC 32641 17.3 30
2 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 27892 15.1 23
3 WNTR OLYM SUN PRIME 1(S) S NBC 26372 14.3 23
4 WNTR OLYM SAT PRIME 1(S) S NBC 26189 14.0 25
5 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 25172 13.6 21
6 NCIS CBS 19748 11.8 18
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 17906 10.9 16
8 Two and a Half Men CBS 17661 10.5 16
9 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 16260 9.7 14
10 Mentalist, THE CBS 15861 9.8 17
11 Undercover Boss CBS 15446 8.6 13
12 Good Wife, THE CBS 14754 9.6 16
13 Criminal Minds CBS 14334 8.7 13
14 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS P CBS 14152 8.1 13
15 HOUSE FOX 13599 7.9 12
16 CSI: MIAMI CBS 13532 8.7 15
17 CSI: NY CBS 12979 7.9 13
18 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 12735 8.2 13
19 BACHELOR, THE ABC 12350 7.9 12
20 LOST ABC 11045 6.4 10
21 24 FOX 10274 5.9 9
22 How I Met Your Mother CBS 10001 6.1 9
23 Modern Family ABC 9835 5.7 9
24 Castle ABC 9544 6.1 10
25 ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE CBS 9095 5.6 8

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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