Olympics drive big numbers for NBC Sports Network: Cable top 25 for Feb. 5-11

The Winter Olympics gave NBC Sports Network a huge boost over its usual numbers in the week of Feb. 5.

Saturday afternoon coverage from Pyeongchang posted NBCSN’s best afternoon numbers ever with 4.52 million viewers. That ranked No. 1 for the week among cable originals, as did the same block’s 1.3 rating among adults 18-49.

NBCSN snagged 10 spots in the top 25 among the 18-49 demographic and five places in total viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 2:00 PM 1.3 1,677
2 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 6:00 PM 1.1 1,434
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,408
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,370
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Sun. 7:00 PM 1.1 1,357
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,331
NBA BASKETBALL – THUNDER/WARRIORS TNT Tues. 10:38 PM 1.0 1,331
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,293
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 1:30 PM 1.0 1,293
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,216
11 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,165
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Sun. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,139
COLLEGE BASKETBALL – DUKE/N. CAROLINA ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,114
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,088
WONDER WOMAN HBO Sat. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,088
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 3:00 PM 0.9 1,088
17 NBA BASKETBALL – T-WOLVES/CAVALIERS ESPN Weds. 8:01 PM 0.8 1,062
WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 6:00 AM 0.8 1,037
STREET OUTLAWS SPECIAL DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 998
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 960
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Sat. 11:00 PM 0.8 998
WINTER OLYPMICS NBCSN Sat. 7:00 PM 0.8 998
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Sat. 8:00 PM 0.8 986
24 NBA BASKETBALL – THUNDER/LAKERS TNT Thurs. 10:57 PM 0.6 819
NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/WIZARDS TNT Thurs. 8:14 PM 0.6 794
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 781
NBA BASKETBALL – T-WOLVES/BULLS ESPN Fri. 9:35 PM 0.6 755
FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! Sun. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS DISC Mon. 10:01 PM 0.6 717
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 717

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in viewers for Feb. 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 2:00 PM 4,520
2 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,900
3 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,894
4 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 3,486
5 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,479
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,479
7 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 6:00 PM 3,374
8 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 3,315
9 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,286
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,240
11 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sun. 1:30 PM 3,216
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,212
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,182
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,161
15 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 3,106
16 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 3,083
17 WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Sun. 7:00 PM 3,041
18 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,006
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,003
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,897
21 WONDER WOMAN HBO Sat. 8:00 PM 2,809
22 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Weds. 6:00 PM 2,795
23 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,793
24 FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 2,764
25 WINTER OLYMPICS NBCSN Sat. 6:00 AM 2,743

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.