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Wednesday Final Ratings: PyeongChang Olympics Gives NBC the Most-Dominant Wednesday TV Win Since Nancy and Tonya

NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics delivered the most dominant Winter Games Wednesday night in 24 years, since the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, posting a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) average of 19.2 million viewers on Valentine’s Day night, according to live plus same day official data by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Wednesday night’s NBC/NBCSN average of 18.9 million viewers dominated the TV competition – nearly doubling the combined 9.6 million primetime viewers for ABC, CBS and Fox.

The NBC-only 17.2 million viewers in the 8-11 p.m. ET primetime window topped by 79 percent the other broadcast networks – marking the most dominant Winter Games Wednesday night since the first time that Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding competed against each other in Lillehammer, Norway after Kerrigan was attacked a month earlier following a practice session at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit on February 23, 1994 (televised by CBS).

Last night’s NBC/NBCSN viewership peaked at 21.1 million viewers from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET, highlighted by men’s alpine skiing on NBC and pairs free figure skating on NBCSN.

The top ten markets for NBC/NBCSN in Wednesday prime time were:
1. Denver 20.7/38
2. Minneapolis 18.4/35
3. Salt Lake City 18.3/34
4. Seattle 17.3/33
T5. Milwaukee 16.6/29
T5. Sacramento 16.6/31
7. Kansas City 16.5/27
T8. Buffalo 16.4/26
T8. West Palm Beach 16.4/25
10. Washington, D.C. 16.0/29
Local metered market data represents NBC/NBCSN in primetime and includes the NBC West Coast encore and excludes sustainers.

(Source: NBC Sports)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, February 14:

The Goldbergs (R) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 3.153 million viewers
– 2.0/4 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Speechless (R) (ABC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.323 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Modern Family (R) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 2.517 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/1 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.)
– 2.107 million viewers
– 1.3/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Match Game (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.144 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Celebrity Big Brother (S) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.206 million viewers
– 3.2/6 HH
– 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 1.0/5 M18-49)
– 0.8/5 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.7/5 A25-54 (2.0/6 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

The Amazing Race (CBS, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 4.116 million viewers
– 2.5/5 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.4/4 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Winter Olympics-Wednesday Prime 1 (S) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 194 min.)
– 17.042 million viewers
– 9.9/19 HH
– 4.0/17 A18-49 (4.2/17 F18-49, 3.8/17 M18-49)
– 2.5/15 A18-34 (2.9/16 F18-34, 2.2/14 M18-34)
– 5.3/18 A25-54 (5.5/18 F25-54, 5.1/18 M25-54)

The Resident (RS) (FOX, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 2.334 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

9-1-1 (RP) (FOX, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
– 3.098 million viewers
– 1.9/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.1/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Relationships for Laughs (S) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.754 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
– 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

Top 14 Valentine’s Movies (S) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.610 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
– 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (UNI, 7:00 PM, 12 min.)
– 1.645 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/3 A18-49

Ultima Hora: Tiroteo Florida (S) (UNI, 7:12 PM, 48 min.)
– 1.406 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (UNI, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.925 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

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

Caer en Tentacion (UNI, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.522 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Cineplex Saving Private Perez (2011) (UniMás, 5:55 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.249 million viewers
– 0.1/0 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Liga MX Clausura Queretaro vs. Chivas (UniMás, 7:55 PM, 118 min.)
– 0.696 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Liga MX Clausura Pumas vs. Veracruz (UniMás, 9:53 PM, 127 min.)
– 0.785 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Noticias Edición Especial: Florida Shooting (S) (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.109 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49
– 0.2/2 A18-34

José José: El Principe de La Canción (TEL, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.038 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Sangre de Mi Tierra (TEL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.332 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Señora Acero 4: La Coyote (TEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.445 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49
– 0.5/3 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, February 14 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Corporate (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.273 million viewers (#97)
– 0.17 HH (#96)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#70)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#49)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.811 million viewers (#10)
– 1.26 HH (#8)
– 0.47 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#23)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.648 million viewers (#14)
– 1.13 HH (#13)
– 0.40 A18-49 (#15)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#49)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.381 million viewers (#18)
– 0.92 HH (#18)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#55)

Street Outlaws: Memphis Special (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.646 million viewers (#57)
– 0.42 HH (#54)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#75)

NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.536 million viewers (#67)
– 0.36 HH (#65)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#22)

NBA Regular Season Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics (ESPN, 8:01 PM, 154 min.)
– 1.274 million viewers (#21)
– 0.84 HH (#22)
– 0.50 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.48 A18-34 (#5)

NBA Regular Season Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, 10:35 PM, 151 min.)
– 1.693 million viewers (#13)
– 1.14 HH (#12)
– 0.66 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.69 A18-34 (#3)

College Basketball Regular Season Virginia Tech at Duke (ESPN2, 7:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.640 million viewers (#58)
– 0.41 HH (#57)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#58)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#55)

College Basketball Regular Season Kentucky at Auburn (ESPN2, 9:03 PM, 121 min.)
– 0.980 million viewers (#30)
– 0.57 HH (#36)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.33 A18-34 (#15)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.671 million viewers (#55)
– 0.42 HH (#54)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#38)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.332 million viewers (#1)
– 2.19 HH (#1)
– 0.47 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#30)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.211 million viewers (#2)
– 2.11 HH (#2)
– 0.41 A18-49 (#14)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#38)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.587 million viewers (#3)
– 1.70 HH (#3)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#55)

grown-Ish (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.484 million viewers (#71)
– 0.34 HH (#70)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.27 A18-34 (#20)

FX Movie Prime Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) (FX, 7:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 0.967 million viewers (#32)
– 0.63 HH (#28)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#55)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 10:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.913 million viewers (#35)
– 0.63 HH (#28)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#38)

Property Brothers (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.171 million viewers (#25)
– 0.79 HH (#24)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#65)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.306 million viewers (#20)
– 0.90 HH (#19)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#44)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#65)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.121 million viewers (#26)
– 0.77 HH (#25)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#70)

He Lied About Everything (ID, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.323 million viewers (#19)
– 0.94 HH (#17)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#55)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.764 million viewers (#11)
– 1.22 HH (#9)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#44)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#82)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.380 million viewers (#4)
– 1.60 HH (#4)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#49)

Last Word with Lawrence Odonnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.618 million viewers (#15)
– 1.10 HH (#15)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#44)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#91)

Catfish: The TV Show Season 7 (MTV, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.526 million viewers (#68)
– 0.34 HH (#70)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.35 A18-34 (#13)

Winter Olympics Prime (NBCSN, 8:00 PM, 210 min.)
– 1.878 million viewers (#8)
– 1.12 HH (#14)
– 0.50 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.37 A18-34 (#11)

If Loving You is Wrong (OWN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.459 million viewers (#16)
– 1.03 HH (#16)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#32)

Waco (PAR, 10:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.780 million viewers (#40)
– 0.48 HH (#45)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#27)

The Magicians (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.674 million viewers (#53)
– 0.41 HH (#57)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#34)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#23)

My 600-Lb. Life (TLC, 8:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 1.226 million viewers (#23)
– 0.81 HH (#23)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#25)

Family by the Ton (TLC, 10:05 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.013 million viewers (#27)
– 0.66 HH (#27)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#38)

Expedition Unknown (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.985 million viewers (#28)
– 0.59 HH (#35)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#88)

Expedition Unknown: After Hunt (TRAV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.712 million viewers (#48)
– 0.44 HH (#52)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#64)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#97)

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.316 million viewers (#90)
– 0.18 HH (#93)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#70)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#62)

Liga MX Clausura Queretaro vs. Chivas (UDN, 7:55 PM, 118 min.)
– 0.305 million viewers (#92)
– 0.18 HH (#93)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#89)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#88)

Liga MX Clausura Pumas vs. Veracruz (UDN, 9:53 PM, 127 min.)
– 0.395 million viewers (#77)
– 0.22 HH (#81)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#65)

Black Ink Crew Specials (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.673 million viewers (#54)
– 0.44 HH (#52)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.29 A18-34 (#19)

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.

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