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Tuesday Overnights: ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’ Left at the Starting Gate on ABC

The 2018 Winter Olympics Juggernaut Continues on NBC

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.9/11, NBC: 5.6/ 9, ABC: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 2.3/ 3, CW: 1.6/ 3

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +21, NBC: +14, ABC: no change, CW: – 6, CBS: – 7

-Ratings Breakdown:
Household Rating/Share
NBC: 13.2/21, ABC: 4.0/ 6, CBS: 2.7/ 4, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.9/ 1

Note: The year-to-year overnight comparisons will not be included during the Winter Olympic weeks. Household overnight results for The Winter
Olympics do not include the West Coast encore on NBC or any additional viewing on NBCSN or via streaming.

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about the ongoing 2018 Winter Olympics, of course, with an average 13.2 rating/21 share in the household overnights last night. The peak half-hour was 10 p.m. at a 15.8/26.

ABC tried, and failed, with spin-off “The Bachelor Winter Games” at a mere 2.1/ 3 share from 8-10 p.m. This compares to the 4.3/ 6 for parent “The Bachelor” one night earlier.

The “Bachelor Winter Games” led into a distant third-place 1.7/ 3 for a special edition of “20/20” themed to Valentine’s Day at 10 p.m.

Also original was The CW’s recently introduced “Black Lighting,” which at a 1.4/ 2 in households in the 9 p.m. hour was 75 percent above an encore telecast of lead-in “The Flash” (#5: 0.8/ 1). The rest of the network options were all repeats.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, February 7th by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor Winter Games” (series premiere): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 10.7/19 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor Winter Games” (series premiere): 2.1/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 13.0/21 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor Winter Games” (series premiere): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 14.6/23 (#1)
Fox – “LA to Vegas”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor Winter Games” (series premiere): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 15.5/24 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “20/20”: Lights, Cameras, Romance!: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Orleans” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 15.8/26 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “20/20”: Lights, Cameras, Romance!: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Orleans” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – The 2018 Winter Olympics”: 12.4/21 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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