The first few nights of the Winter Olympics stayed at the top of the ratings for Feb. 5-11 with three days of delayed viewing added — mostly, anyway.

In both adults 18-49 and total viewers, a regular series moved ahead of the Thursday night Olympics broadcast.

“This Is Us” (4.3 rating, up from 2.7) grabbed fourth place in the 18-49 demographic, behind the Olympics opening ceremony and Sunday and Saturday coverage. “NCIS” (16.98 million viewers, +3.08 million) snagged the same spot in the viewer rankings.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY NBC 6.9 0.4 6%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – SUN. NBC 5.5 0.1 2%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 5.0 0.2 4%
4 THIS IS US NBC 4.3 1.6 59%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 3.9 0.2 5%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.1 1.1 55%
7 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 3.0 1.3 76%
8 9-1-1 FOX 2.8 1.1 65%
9 BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – WEDS. – P CBS 2.4 0.6 33%
10 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.3 0.5 28%
1 CHICAGO MED NBC 2.2 0.7 47%
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.1 0.8 62%
ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES – F NBC 2.1 0.2 11%
14 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – THURS. CBS 2.0 0.6 43%
NCIS CBS 2.0 0.5 33%
17 SCANDAL ABC 1.8 0.7 64%
18 THE RESIDENT FOX 1.7 0.6 55%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.7 0.5 42%
BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – SUN. CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
BULL CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
22 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.6 0.8 100%
BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – FRI. CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 0.6 60%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.6 0.5 45%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY NBC 29,186 1,329 5%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – SUN. NBC 23,344 641 3%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 22,311 903 4%
4 NCIS CBS 16,978 3,081 22%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 16,789 786 5%
6 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 15,070 5,432 56%
7 THIS IS US NBC 14,705 4,569 45%
8 BULL CBS 14,118 3,218 30%
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,654 3,269 39%
10 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,621 3,258 44%
11 CHICAGO PD NBC 10,561 3,312 46%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,331 3,002 41%
13 9-1-1 FOX 10,221 3,581 54%
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 9,113 2,471 37%
15 BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – WEDS. – P CBS 8,677 1,400 19%
16 THE BLACKLIST NBC 8,642 2,290 36%
17 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES – F NBC 8,446 743 10%
18 THE BACHELOR ABC 7,971 1,139 17%
19 60 MINUTES CBS 7,948 340 4%
20 SCORPION CBS 7,905 2,351 42%
21 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 7,783 827 12%
22 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS 7,204 739 11%
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 7,165 1,509 27%
24 BIG BROTHER: CELEB EDITION – THURS. CBS 7,117 1,619 29%
25 THE WALL NBC 7,103 354 5%

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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