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Wednesday Overnights: The Winter 2018 Olympics on NBC Continues to Rule

CBS Finishes a Distant Second with Original Installments of 'Big Brother - Celebrity Edition' and 'The Amazing Race'

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 11.2/19, CBS: 3.0/ 5, ABC and Fox: 1.8/ 3 each, CW: 0.5/ 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:
The ongoing Winter Olympics on NBC scored an estimated 11.2 rating/19 share in households in primetime last night, peaking in the 9:30 p.m. ET half-hour at a 12.3/20. The 11 p.m. half-hour portion averaged a 10.6/20. As always, results for any live sporting event are always approximate in the overnights.

On CBS, “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition” finished in the distant No. 2 spot at 8 p.m., with a 3.5/ 6 in households. And that led into back-to-back episodes of “The Amazing Race,” which concludes for the season next Wednesday, at an average 2.7/ 5 from 9-11 p.m.

Also original last night were two hour-long specials on The CW: “Relationships Just for Laughs” (0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Movies of All Time” (0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.). And ABC featured an original installment of “The Match Game,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, at a third-place 1.6/ 3 at 10 p.m. The remainder of the five network line-up was all repeats.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, February 14 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 10.3/18 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Relationships Just for Laughs”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.4/20 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – ““Relationships Just for Laughs”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.9/20 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Movies of All Time”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 12.3/20 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – ““The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Movies of All Time”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.6/ 4 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.3/19 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.6/ 5 (#2)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 10.3/18 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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