Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Note: NBC’s live Olympics broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Wednesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Winter Olympics (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||3.3/13||13.98|
|Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS)||1.4/5||5.54|
|The Goldbergs (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.26|
|The Resident (FOX) – R||0.5/2||2.57|
|Riverdale (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.62|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.40|
|9 p.m.||The Amazing Race (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – F||0.9/3||4.27|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.7/3||3.31|
|Modern Family (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.43|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.81|
|9:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.14|
|10 p.m.||Match Game (ABC)||0.4/2||2.19|
The Winter Olympics turned in a relatively soft ratings performance Wednesday, hitting their lowest weeknight levels of the 2018 games.
Pending updates, NBC scored 13.98 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 in primetime. Thus far only the Saturday, Feb. 17 coverage has had lower fast national numbers. In metered markets, NBC and NBCSN had a combined 11.1 household rating, down from 13.1 a week earlier.
The season finale of “The Amazing Race” (0.9) held steady with last week in adults 18-49; it rose a little in viewers (4.27 million vs. 4.05 million). “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (1.4) improved a tenth of a point on last week. “Match Game” was down a tenth at 0.4 on ABC.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.3/13||1.1/4||0.6/2||0.6/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||13.98||4.70||2.94||2.43||0.72|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.