The first full week of the Winter Olympics gave NBC a dominant win the weekly ratings for Feb. 12-18.

The network’s primetime coverage captured the top 7 spots in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with Tuesday’s broadcast (5.2 rating in adults 18-49, 20.53 million viewers) leading the way. NBC’s weekly average of 4.3 in the 18-49 demographic and 17.62 million viewers beats the combined averages of ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, Telemund0 and Univision.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

Feb. 12-18 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.7/3 (2t) 0.7/3 (2t) 0.3/1 (7) 0.4/2 (5t) 4.3/17 (1) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (4)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.20 (3) 4.48 (2) 0.93 (7) 1.65 (4) 17.62 (1) 1.18 (6) 1.43 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/6 (4) 1.6/6 (3) 0.6/2 (5) 1.7/7 (2) 2.6/10 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.82 (3) 9.23 (1) 1.76 (5) 5.74 (4) 10.02 (1) 1.28 (7) 1.54 (6)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 5.2 6,740
WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5.2 6,663
3 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 4.0 5,169
4 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.9 5,057
5 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Fri. 8:00 PM 3.8 4,956
WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 3.8 4,913
7 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Sat. 8:30 PM 3.5 4,459
8 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,994
9 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,709
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,628
11 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,515
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,425
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.1 1,359
14 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.0 1,348
BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,310
16 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 0.9 1,132
THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,108
18 MOM – R CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 0.8 1,061
THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,046
NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,022
20/20: ROSEANNE RETURN – S ABC Thurs. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,015
22 THE GOOD DOCTOR – R ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 0.7 949
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 9:01 PM 0.7 944
THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.7 928
SHARK TANK ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.7 904
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 896
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.7 895
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 0.7 874

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Feb. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 20,531
2 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 20,326
3 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 17,075
4 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Fri. 8:00 PM 16,589
5 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 16,375
6 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 16,220
7 WINTER OLYMPICS NBC Sat. 8:30 PM 14,520
8 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 7,511
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,395
10 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 7,106
11 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 6,953
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 6,123
13 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,955
14 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 5,584
15 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,211
16 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 5,162
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 5,100
18 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 5,041
19 MOM – R CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 4,974
20 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 4,908
21 THE GOOD DOCTOR – R ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 4,737
22 BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 4,383
23 THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 4,111
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 9:01 PM 4,071
25 SWAT – R CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 3,958

All program ratings are live + same-day. 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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