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TV Ratings Friday: Olympics Coverage Leads Slow Valentine's Night + '20/20' Dips & 'Be My Valentine Charlie Brown' Rises From Last Year

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February 15th, 2014

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Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.5/15 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.2/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 19.08 4.33 5.41 2.37 0.674 x

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

On NBC, coverage of the Winter Olympics continued with a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, which is the lowest  Sochi Games have gone among adults 18-49 thus far and also down from the 5.4 the first Friday of the 2010 games earned among adults 18-49.

On ABC,  20/20 garnered a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2  adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, the Be My Valentine Charlie Brown special earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, up from last year's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 14, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM NBC Winter Olympics 4.5 15 19.08
ABC Be My Valentine Charlie Brown -R 1.0 4 3.91
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.9 3 5.26
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 3.06
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.3 1 0.97
8:30 PM CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.3 1 0.86
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 4 4.39
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.9 3 5.76
FOX Enlisted -R 0.6 2 1.83
CW The Originals -R 0.2 0 0.44
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope -R 0.5 2 1.42
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.69
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.8 3 5.20

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via NBC press note:

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