American Idol February 18

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.8/14 2.7/8 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/11 1.8/6 1.2/4 0.7/2 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 18.473 9.625 3.233 8.068 2.712 0.923

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

On NBC, night thirteen of coverage of the Winter Olympics notched a 4.8 adults 18-49 rating down 11 percent from a 5.4 for night thirteen of the 2010 Olympics and down 27 percent from last Tuesday’s 6.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a special Tuesday episode of American Idol  scored a 2.7 down  10 percent from last Thursday’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Killer Women garnered a series low 0.6 down 14 percent from last week’s 0.7  adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC Olympics (8-11PM) 4.8/14 18.47
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.7/8 9.63
CBS NCIS – R 1.3/4 9.83
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – R 0.8/2 2.71
CW The Vampire Diaries – R 0.3/1 0.80
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles – R 1.4/4 7.98
ABC The Goldbergs – R 0.7/2 2.49
CW Star-Crossed – R 0.3/1 1.05
9:30 ABC Trophy Wife – R 0.7/2 2.03
10:00 CBS Person of Interest – R 1.1/3 6.40
ABC Killer Women 0.6/2 3.17

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,” 2.2/5, and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 2.3/12 at midnight; “Late Show,” 0.5/2, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 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 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2  in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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