Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Feb. 8, 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||14.53|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.0/8||7.30|
|Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS)||1.4/5||5.60|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||1.3/5||4.03|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.82|
|9 p.m.||Scandal (ABC)||1.1/4||4.63|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.0/4||5.58|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.4/2||1.30|
|9:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||0.9/3||5.45|
|10 p.m.||How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||0.8/3||3.26|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.6/2||4.45|
The first night of Winter Olympics coverage on NBC easily led Thursday night’s ratings, but they were down some from the same night in 2014 and didn’t hurt the other networks too much.
Since the Olympics aired live across the country, the fast nationals above aren’t really accurate. In metered-market households, NBC scored a 9.3 rating/16 share, down from 11.8 four years ago (a drop of 21 percent, in line with non-sports primetime declines since 2014). Coverage on NBC Sports Network bumped the combined rating up to 11.1, 6 percent below the same night in 2014.
Some other shows were down, but not a huge amount: “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.0) and “Scandal” (1.1) were each off o.3 vs. last week on ABC, and “How to Get Away with Murder” (0.8) fell two tenths of a point. At CBS, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” came down 0.4 from its Wednesday premiere to 1.4.
“Supernatural” and “Arrow” were both steady with last week for The CW, as was the finale of “The Four” on FOX.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.4/13||1.3/5||1.3/5||1.0/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.53||5.06||4.03||5.19||1.46|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.