TV Ratings Thursday: The Olympics Down, ‘American Idol’ Hits Low, ‘Rake’ Falls, ‘The Taste’ Flat
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||4.9/14||1.7/5||1.7/5||1.6/5||0.8/2||0.2/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||3.5/12||1.6/6||1.1/4||0.9/3||0.5/2||0.1/0|
|Total Viewers (million)||19.925||4.297||6.605||6.625||2.952||0.815|
NOTE: Adults 18-49 usage was down -3% from 8-10pm last night vs last week.
NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On NBC, day 15 coverage of the Winter Olympics earned a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 17 percent from a 5.9 for the comparable night of Winter Olympics in 2010.
On FOX, American Idol scored a series low 2.4 down 20 percent from last Thursday’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Rake garnered a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, the season finale of The Taste matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, February 20, 2014:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||NBC||The Olympics (8-11PM)||4.9/14||19.93|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory – R||2.6/8||10.06|
|ABC||The Taste – Finale (8-10PM)||0.9/3||3.16|
|CW||The Originals – R||0.2/1||0.91|
|8:30||CBS||Mom – R||1.8/5||7.16|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men – R||1.6/4||6.51|
|CW||Reign – R||0.2/1||0.72|
|9:30||CBS||The Millers – R||1.3/4||5.39|
|10:00||CBS||Elementary – R||1.3/4||5.32|
|ABC||Scandal – R||0.7/2||2.54|
Via NBC Press Note:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 5.3 rating, 15 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5, and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 2.4/12 at midnight; “Late Show,” 0.4/2, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
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