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[02/15/18 - 09:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Valentine's Day with Winter Olympics
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/14/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (17.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top Valentine's Day draw last night with its primetime coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (17.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

CBS (4.430 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then led the leftovers with its mix of "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "The Amazing Race 30" (4.272 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and another "The Amazing Race 30" (3.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Next up was FOX (2.701 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "The Resident" (2.330 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "9-1-1" (3.073 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

ABC (2.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) likewise opted for second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.217 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Speechless" (2.346 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.544 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "American Housewife" (2.168 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) plus a new "Match Game" (2.238 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.730 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with its specials "Relationships Just for Laughs" (0.788 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The Top 14 Greatest Valentine's Day Movies of All Time" (0.672 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Match Game
-20.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 10:00
-25.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 9:00
-27.78% - Celebrity Big Brother

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Hunted)
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 10:00 (vs. Doubt)
-28.57% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/12/14)
-30.77% - The Amazing Race 30 - 9:00 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-44.44% - Match Game
-50.00% - The Top 14 Greatest Valentine's Day Movies of All Time (vs. The 100)
-66.67% - Relationships Just for Laughs (vs. Arrow)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/15/17):

ABC (5.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) won the tight demo race on Wednesday with new episodes from "The Goldbergs" (6.462 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Speechless" (5.559 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Modern Family" (6.850 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Black-ish" (5.325 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Match Game" (3.488 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

FOX (5.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.308 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "Star" (4.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.675 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "Blindspot" (4.313 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.171 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (6.542 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Hunted" (5.371 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (7.324 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and the premiere of "Doubt" (5.291 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, fresh installments from "Arrow" (1.673 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The 100" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.369 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Criminal Minds
+7.69% - Lethal Weapon
+5.88% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Hunted
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The 100
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-6.25% - Speechless
-6.25% - Black-ish
-7.69% - Star
-9.09% - Modern Family
-10.00% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Match Game (vs. American Crime)
-5.26% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-6.25% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-10.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-16.13% - Criminal Minds (vs. Various)
-16.67% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Black-ish
-18.75% - Chicago PD
-21.05% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-30.00% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-33.33% - Doubt (vs. Code Black)
-33.33% - Arrow
-36.84% - Hunted (vs. Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
-50.00% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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