The annual “Women Tel All” episode of “The Bachelor” and an episode of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” got the largest three-day ratings boosts on network TV in the week of Feb. 19.

Both shows grew by half a point in adults 18-49, going from 1.1 to 1.6. The finale of “The Amazing Race” had the largest total-viewer gain for the second straight week, growing by 1.68 million people.

The final week of the Winter Olympics remained at the top of the leaderboard for NBC. Coverage of the games collected the top 8 spots in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS – TUES. NBC 4.1 0.1 2%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – MON. NBC 3.9 0.1 3%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 3.6 0.1 3%
4 WINTER OLYMPICS – WEDS. NBC 3.4 0.1 3%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY NBC 3.1 0.1 3%
6 WINTER OLYMPICS – FRI. NBC 3.0 0.1 3%
7 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 2.3 0.1 5%
8 WINTER OLYMPICS GALA NBC 2.2 0.0 0%
9 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.1 0.4 24%
10 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – WEDS. CBS 1.8 0.4 29%
11 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SUN. – F CBS 1.7 0.3 21%
12 THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL – S ABC 1.6 0.5 45%
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – FRI. CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – MON. CBS 1.6 0.3 23%
AP BIO NBC 1.6 0.2 14%
16 NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME – THUNDER/WARRIORS ABC 1.4 0.0 0%
17 THE AMAZING RACE – F CBS 1.3 0.4 44%
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SAT. CBS 1.3 0.4 44%
PYEONGCHANG GOLD – S NBC 1.3 0.0 0%
20 SHARK TANK ABC 1.1 0.3 38%
THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – TUES. ABC 1.1 0.2 22%
22 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – THURS. – F ABC 1.0 0.2 25%
NASCAR POST-RACE FOX 1.0 0.0 0%
24 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES REUNION ABC 0.9 0.3 50%
60 MINUTES CBS 0.9 0.1 13%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WINTER OLYMPICS – TUES. NBC 17,927 399 2%
2 WINTER OLYMPICS – MON. NBC 16,906 539 3%
3 WINTER OLYMPICS – THURS. NBC 15,828 575 4%
4 WINTER OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY NBC 15,152 366 2%
5 WINTER OLYMPICS – WEDS. NBC 14,474 306 2%
6 WINTER OLYMPICS – FRI. NBC 13,295 393 3%
7 WINTER OLYMPICS – SAT. NBC 12,041 345 3%
8 WINTER OLYMPICS GALA NBC 11,304 446 4%
9 60 MINUTES CBS 8,668 338 4%
10 THE BACHELOR ABC 7,422 1,137 18%
11 PYEONGCHANG GOLD – S NBC 7,054 73 1%
12 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – WEDS. CBS 6,533 992 18%
13 AP BIO NBC 6,479 589 10%
14 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – MON. CBS 6,124 1,010 20%
15 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SUN. – F CBS 6,077 860 16%
16 THE AMAZING RACE – F CBS 6,022 1,676 39%
17 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – FRI. CBS 5,945 1,297 28%
18 THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL – S ABC 5,525 1,254 29%
19 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION – SAT. CBS 4,558 1,095 32%
20 SHARK TANK ABC 4,295 1,140 36%
21 20/20 ABC 4,166 833 25%
22 NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME – THUNDER/WARRIORS ABC 4,138 75 2%
23 NASCAR POST-RACE FOX 3,943 7 0%
24 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – TUES. ABC 3,854 595 18%
25 THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – THURS. – F ABC 3,731 542 17%

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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