Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Note: NBC’s live Winter Olympics broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Winter Olympics (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||3.4/13||14.89|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.3/5||7.90|
|The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F||0.7/3||3.18|
|Gotham (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.42|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.3/1||0.97|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||1.2/5||7.01|
|9 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.1/4||6.32|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.98|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.71|
|9:30 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – R||0.9/3||4.92|
|10 p.m.||SWAT (CBS) – R||0.7/3||3.97|
|The Bachelor Winter Games Reunion (ABC) – S||0.6/2||2.67|
The Winter Olympics built a little bit on Wednesday’s low numbers, but they were still below average Thursday night.
NBC drew 14.89 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in adults 18-49, up a little from Wednesday’s preliminary 13.98 million and 3.3 (but down from the previous Thursday’s 16 million and 3.9). In metered markets, NBC and NBCSN earned a combined 12.0 household rating.
ABC was the only other network airing originals Thursday. The finale of “The Bachelor Winter Games” came in at 0.7, even with a week ago, and a reunion special at 10 p.m. posted a 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.4/13||1.0/4||0.7/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.89||5.68||3.01||1.70||0.84|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.