Posted in:

Wednesday Final Ratings: CNN Town Hall and Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game Lead Cable

Wednesday night’s NBC/NBCSN average of 16.3 million viewers for its Olympics coverage dominated the TV competition – a 63 percent advantage over the combined 10.0 million primetime viewers for ABC, CBS and Fox. The NBC-only 14.1 million viewers in the 8-11 p.m. ET primetime window topped by 41 percent the other broadcast networks – marking the most dominant second Wednesday of Winter Games coverage since the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, and marking the seventieth consecutive night — a streak that began with Day 14 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics — that an NBC Olympics presentation has topped primetime.

Wednesday night’s NBC/NBCSN viewership peaked at 17.9 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, for women’s alpine skiing.

The top ten markets for NBC/NBCSN in Wednesday prime time were:
1. Salt Lake City 18.8/36
T2. Denver 17.6/33
T2. Minneapolis 17.6/32
4. Kansas City 15.6/24
5. Milwaukee 14.9/24
6. Austin 14.2/25
7. Ft. Myers 14.1/23
8. Buffalo 14.0/22
9. West Palm Beach 13.8/21
10. Portland 13.6/24
Local metered market data represents NBC/NBCSN in primetime and includes the NBC West Coast encore and excludes sustainers.

Team USA’s thrilling shootout victory over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game on Wednesday ranks as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history (since 2003).

The hockey game registered a Total Audience Delivery average of 3.7 million viewers, which included a live NBC simulcast of overtime and the shootout, as well as live streaming by NBC Sports Digital. The NBCSN-only telecast delivered 2.9 million viewers, which is the largest audience ever for the network in the 11 p.m.-2:15 a.m. ET late-night window.

In addition, more than 525,000 uniques watched the live stream of the U.S.-Canada women’s gold medal game to rank as NBC Sports Digital’s fifth-largest hockey audience ever (behind only four  games from the Sochi Olympics, which featured more streaming-friendly morning and afternoon ET game times).

(Source: NBC Sports)

On the cable front, the night’s most-watched cable telecast was a special CNN town hall entitled “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” which featured several students from the Parkland, Fla. high school where a gunman had killed 17 people on Feb. 14. They asked pointed questions to Florida U.S. Marco Rubio and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch.

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, February 21:

The Goldbergs (R) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 3.233 million viewers
– 2.1/4 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Speechless (R) (ABC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.359 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Modern Family (R) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 2.399 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

American Housewife (R) (ABC, 9:31 PM, 29 min.)
– 2.075 million viewers
– 1.4/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.9/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Match Game (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.104 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Celebrity Big Brother (S) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.535 million viewers
– 3.4/6 HH
– 1.4/6 A18-49 (1.7/7 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.9/5 A18-34 (1.1/5 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.9/6 A25-54 (2.4/7 F25-54, 1.5/5 M25-54)

The Amazing Race (CBS, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 4.343 million viewers
– 2.6/5 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

Winter Olympics-Wednesday Prime 2 (S) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 14.132 million viewers
– 8.3/15 HH
– 3.3/14 A18-49 (3.5/13 F18-49, 3.2/14 M18-49)
– 2.0/12 A18-34 (2.4/12 F18-34, 1.7/11 M18-34)
– 4.4/14 A25-54 (4.6/14 F25-54, 4.3/15 M25-54)

The Resident (RS) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.542 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

9-1-1 (R) (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.272 million viewers
– 2.1/4 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.1/3 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Riverdale (R) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.572 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (RS) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.816 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (UNI, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.828 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (UNI, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.923 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Papa a Toda Madre (UNI, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.599 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Caer en Tentacion (UNI, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.453 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.487 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

La Nina (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.502 million viewers
– 0.3/0 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.268 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49

Drug Wars (P) (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.506 million viewers
– 0.3/0 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Drug Wars (P) (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.285 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.613 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

José José: El Principe de La Canción (TEL, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.153 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/1 A18-34

Al Otro Lado Del Muro (P) (TEL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.424 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49
– 0.4/2 A18-34

Enemigo Intimo (P) (TEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.721 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49
– 0.6/3 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, February 21 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Storage Wars (A&E, 9:30 PM, 31 min.)
– 1.024 million viewers (#33)
– 0.67 HH (#33)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#86)

Death Row Chronicles (BET, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.543 million viewers (#62)
– 0.38 HH (#62)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#45)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#30)

Corporate (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.229 million viewers (#100)
– 0.15 HH (#99)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#74)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.369 million viewers (#18)
– 0.91 HH (#20)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#37)

CNN Town Hall Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action (CNN, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.909 million viewers (#1)
– 1.82 HH (#2)
– 0.71 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.45 A18-34 (#7)

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings Special (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.956 million viewers (#34)
– 0.60 HH (#34)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#74)

Street Outlaws Special (DISC, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.759 million viewers (#46)
– 0.50 HH (#42)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#74)

College Basketball Regular Season North Carolina at Syracuse (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 1.147 million viewers (#25)
– 0.76 HH (#24)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#22)

College Basketball Regular Season Louisville at Duke (ESPN, 9:03 PM, 109 min.)
– 1.148 million viewers (#24)
– 0.75 HH (#27)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#13)
– 0.31 A18-34 (#15)

Sportscenter Late (ESPN, 10:52 PM, 68 min.)
– 0.510 million viewers (#67)
– 0.36 HH (#65)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#56)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#27)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.804 million viewers (#43)
– 0.49 HH (#44)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#19)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.741 million viewers (#2)
– 1.82 HH (#2)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#86)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.730 million viewers (#4)
– 1.82 HH (#2)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#33)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#92)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.161 million viewers (#7)
– 1.44 HH (#6)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#99)

The House (HBO, 8:00 PM, 88 min.)
– 0.371 million viewers (#83)
– 0.23 HH (#83)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#69)

Property Brothers (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.602 million viewers (#14)
– 1.12 HH (#14)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#27)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.409 million viewers (#16)
– 1.00 HH (#16)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#41)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.338 million viewers (#21)
– 0.93 HH (#19)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#41)

See No Evil (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.373 million viewers (#17)
– 0.95 HH (#17)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#35)

Homicide City (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.348 million viewers (#20)
– 0.95 HH (#17)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#20)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#48)

Little Women Atlanta Short (LIF, 8:50 PM, 10 min.)
– 0.504 million viewers (#68)
– 0.32 HH (#70)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#56)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#60)

Little Women Atlanta (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.803 million viewers (#44)
– 0.54 HH (#39)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#23)

Little Women Atlanta First Look (LIF, 10:04 PM, 11 min.)
– 0.489 million viewers (#69)
– 0.33 HH (#66)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#62)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#60)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.061 million viewers (#9)
– 1.46 HH (#5)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#31)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#74)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.740 million viewers (#3)
– 1.91 HH (#1)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#14)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#74)

Last Word with Lawrence Odonnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.870 million viewers (#12)
– 1.35 HH (#9)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#90)

Catfish: The TV Show Season 7 (MTV, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.649 million viewers (#58)
– 0.43 HH (#54)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.32 A18-34 (#13)

Winter Olympics Prime (NBCSN, 8:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 2.139 million viewers (#8)
– 1.27 HH (#11)
– 0.59 A18-49 (#8)
– 0.39 A18-34 (#10)

If Loving You is Wrong (OWN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.492 million viewers (#15)
– 1.06 HH (#15)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#48)

Waco (PAR, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.691 million viewers (#51)
– 0.45 HH (#49)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#48)

The Magicians (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.636 million viewers (#59)
– 0.42 HH (#55)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#45)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#41)

My 600-Lb. Life (TLC, 8:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 1.366 million viewers (#19)
– 0.89 HH (#21)
– 0.42 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.32 A18-34 (#13)

Dr. Pimple Popper: Super Size (TLC, 10:05 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.850 million viewers (#38)
– 0.57 HH (#36)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#30)

Expedition Unknown Repack (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.617 million viewers (#60)
– 0.41 HH (#57)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#92)

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.337 million viewers (#88)
– 0.22 HH (#85)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#41)

CONCACAF Liga de Campeones Saprissa vs. America (UDN, 7:55 PM, 125 min.)
– 0.432 million viewers (#76)
– 0.22 HH (#85)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#52)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#35)

Black Ink Crew 6 (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.104 million viewers (#30)
– 0.74 HH (#28)
– 0.55 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.48 A18-34 (#3)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

1644 posts