The week of Feb. 12 featured the Winter Olympics dominating the ratings for NBC and not much original programming on the other English-language networks.

CBS ran the most original hours opposite the Olympics, and the network’s “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” and “The Amazing Race” had the biggest gains from three days of delayed viewing.

Friday’s “Big Brother” grew by 0.6 points in adults 18-49 (1.0 to 1.6), with “The Amazing Race” and ABC’s “The Bachelor” tying for second with half-point gains. “TAR” added the most viewers over three days, growing its total audience by 1.85 million people.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS – TUES. NBC 5.4 0.2 4%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – MON. NBC 5.3 0.1 2%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 4.1 0.2 5%
WINTER OLYMPICS – WEDS. NBC 4.1 0.1 2%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS – FRI. NBC 4.0 0.2 5%
6 WINTER OLYMPICS – SUN. NBC 3.9 0.1 3%
7 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 3.6 0.1 3%
8 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.0 0.5 33%
9 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – MON. CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – WEDS. CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
11 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – FRI. CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SUN. CBS 1.6 0.4 33%
13 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.4 0.5 56%
14 SHARK TANK ABC 1.1 0.4 57%
THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – TUES. – P ABC 1.1 0.3 38%
20/20 SPECIAL: ROSEANNE RETURN – S ABC 1.1 0.3 38%
17 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – THURS. ABC 1.0 0.3 43%
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.0 0.1 11%
19 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 0.9 0.4 80%
20 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.8 0.3 60%
21 20/20 ABC 0.7 0.1 17%
60 MINUTES CBS 0.7 0.0 0%
23 MATCH GAME ABC 0.6 0.1 20%
24 48 HOURS PRESENTS CBS 0.5 0.1 25%
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ROMANCE! – S ABC 0.5 0.0 0%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS – TUES. NBC 21,298 767 4%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – MON. NBC 20,911 585 3%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – WEDS. NBC 17,656 581 3%
4 WINTER OLYMPICS – FRI. NBC 17,230 641 4%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS – SUN. NBC 16,878 494 3%
6 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 16,817 597 4%
7 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 14,987 459 3%
8 60 MINUTES CBS 8,002 488 6%
9 THE BACHELOR ABC 6,998 1,043 18%
10 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – WEDS. CBS 6,377 1,182 23%
11 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SUN. CBS 6,099 937 18%
12 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – MON. CBS 5,968 1,056 21%
13 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 5,956 1,845 45%
14 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – FRI. CBS 5,882 1,499 34%
15 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 5,378 336 7%
16 20/20 SPECIAL: ROSEANNE RETURN – S ABC 4,711 986 26%
17 SHARK TANK ABC 4,335 1,217 39%
18 48 HOURS PRESENTS CBS 3,892 665 21%
19 20/20 ABC 3,883 647 20%
20 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – TUES. – P ABC 3,678 661 22%
21 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAME – THURS. ABC 3,659 632 21%
22 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 2,731 925 51%
23 MATCH GAME ABC 2,620 472 22%
24 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ROMANCE! – S ABC 2,489 324 15%
25 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 2,254 755 50%

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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