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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol' Slips Against Olympics as 'Super Fun Night' Ties Low

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February 13th, 2014

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Scoreboard NBC FOX ABC UNI CBS CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.6/16 3.4/10 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.2/14 2.5/8 0.9/3 1.0/3 0.5/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 20.768 11.425 3.597 2.888 5.005 0.924

NBC was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC,  coverage of the Winter Olympic Games continued with a 5.6 adults 18-49 ratingdown  from the 8.9 the comparable night of the Winter Olympics earned  in 2010.

On FOX American Idol earned a 3.4, down half a ratings point from last Wednesday's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Super Fun Night scored a series low tying 1.3, down two tenths from last week's 1.5  adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, February 12, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC Winter Olympics (8-11PM) 5.6 16 20.77
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.4 10 11.43
ABC The Middle -R 1.4 4 4.96
CBS Mike and Molly -R 0.9 3 4.74
CW Best in Show -R (8-10PM) 0.3 1 0.92
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 1.2 3 3.69
CBS The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute -R 0.9 3 5.06
9:00PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.6 4 4.80
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9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night 1.3 3 3.50
10:00PM ABC Nashville -R 0.7 2 2.23

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

 
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