Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Note: NBC’s live Olympics broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. Winter Olympics (NBC) (7-11 p.m.) 3.6/13 15.69
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/3 5.03
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.7/3 7.47
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R 0.7/3 2.48
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.31
8 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.2/5 4.86
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.74
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.51
8:30 p.m. Ghosted (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.03
9 p.m. Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.67
SWAT (CBS) – R 0.4/1 2.73
Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.23
9:30 p.m. LA to Vegas (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.06
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.7/3 3.09
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.4/1 3.28


The Winter Olympics continued their unbroken streak of ratings wins Sunday night, but NBC’s numbers were down a good amount from the previous Sunday.

In metered markets, NBC and NBCSN had a combined 11.8 household rating, down 28.5 percent from the prior Sunday. NBC’s fast national numbers (15.69 million viewers, 3.6 rating in adults 18-49) are down a similar amount vs. the 21.32 million viewers and 5.1 in 18-49 from a week earlier. They were, however, up from Saturday’s numbers (the middle Saturday is typically one the lowest-rated nights of any Olympics).

“Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” was even with the previous week at 1.2. ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.9) and “Shark Tank” (0.7) each slipped a tenth of a point.

The 0.7 for a “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” rerun will likely come down in the finals, as FOX’s Daytona 500 coverage spilled into primetime.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.6/13 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 15.69 4.58 3.88 1.44


: 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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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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