Olympic Figure Skating Free Skate

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.9/14 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.6/5 0.8/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.5/12 1.6/6 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.5/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 19.925 4.297 6.605 6.625 2.952 0.815

NOTE: Adults 18-49 usage was down -3% from 8-10pm last night vs last week.

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, day 15 coverage of the Winter Olympics earned a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 17 percent from a 5.9 for the comparable night of Winter Olympics in 2010.

On FOX, American Idol scored a series low 2.4 down 20 percent from last Thursday’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Rake garnered a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season finale of The Taste matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, February 20, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Olympics (8-11PM) 4.9/14 19.93
CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 2.6/8 10.06
FOX American Idol 2.4/7 9.19
ABC The Taste – Finale (8-10PM) 0.9/3 3.16
CW The Originals – R 0.2/1 0.91
8:30 CBS Mom – R 1.8/5 7.16
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men – R 1.6/4 6.51
FOX Rake 1.0/3 4.02
CW Reign – R 0.2/1 0.72
9:30 CBS The Millers – R 1.3/4 5.39
10:00 CBS Elementary – R 1.3/4 5.32
ABC Scandal – R 0.7/2 2.54

Via NBC Press Note:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 5.3 rating, 15 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5, and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 2.4/12 at midnight; “Late Show,” 0.4/2, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2  in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


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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.


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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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