Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Note: NBC’s live Olympics broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Winter Olympics (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 4.0/16 17.12
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.3/5 5.19
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.22
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.5/2 2.33
Relationshps Just for Laughs (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.79
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.35
9 p.m. The Amazing Race (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) 0.9/3 4.05
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.6/2 3.05
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/2 2.54
The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies of All Time (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.67
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.6/2 2.17
10 p.m. Match Game (ABC) 0.5/2 2.24

 

Wednesday’s Winter Olympics coverage on NBC came in lower than the previous few nights, but it was still the runaway leader.

Pending updates, the Olympics pulled in 17.1 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 for NBC. In metered-market households, the combined NBC and NBCSN rating of 13.1 is on par with the same night of the 2014 Winter Olympics (13.2, NBC only).

“Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (1.3) was even with its last episode on Monday. “The Amazing Race” was off week to week, falling two tenths of a point to 0.9. On ABC, “Match Game” dipped a tenth to 0.5.

Network averages:

NBC CBS FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.0/16 1.0/4 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 17.12 4.43 2.70 2.46 0.73

 

Definitions:

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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. 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. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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