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[02/22/18 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Winter Olympics Top Charts
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 (2/21/18):

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

NBC (13.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) took home gold on Wednesday with its primetime coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (13.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

CBS (4.698 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "The Amazing Race 30" (4.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the season finale of "The Amazing Race 30" (4.066 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.939 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "The Resident" (2.571 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "9-1-1" (3.307 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "The Goldbergs" (3.256 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Speechless" (2.399 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (2.428 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "American Housewife" (2.141 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus the winter finale of "Match Game" (2.188 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Riverdale" (0.619 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.716 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Celebrity Big Brother
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 9:00
0.00% - The Amazing Race 30 - 10:00
-17.50% - 2018 Winter Olympics
-20.00% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Doubt)
+16.67% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Hunted)
-30.77% - The Amazing Race 30 (vs. Criminal Minds)
-31.25% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/18/14)
-55.56% - Match Game

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 (2/22/17):

ABC (5.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) won the demo race on Wednesday with new episodes of "The Goldbergs" (6.153 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Speechless" (5.291 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Modern Family" (6.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Black-ish" (5.366 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) plus the winter finale of "Match Game" (3.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

FOX (5.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a competitive second with originals from "Lethal Weapon" (6.171 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Star" (3.929 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "Blindspot" (4.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.656 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (6.508 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.420 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes from "Hunted" (5.087 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (7.163 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Doubt" (4.012 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.538 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "The 100" (1.004 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.271 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Black-ish
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Hunted
0.00% - Star
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - The 100
-5.56% - The Goldbergs
-7.14% - Lethal Weapon
-11.11% - Blindspot
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - Arrow
-25.00% - Doubt

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Match Game (vs. American Crime)
-7.69% - Star (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-10.53% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Middle)
-13.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-15.79% - Black-ish
-18.75% - Chicago PD
-20.00% - Modern Family
-20.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Mysteries of Laura)
-21.05% - Speechless (vs. The Goldbergs)
-27.78% - Criminal Minds
-38.10% - Lethal Weapon (vs. American Idol)
-40.00% - Hunted (vs. Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
-42.86% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-50.00% - Arrow
-50.00% - Doubt (vs. Code Black)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.3/5 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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