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Sunday Final Ratings: Winter Olympics Peaks to Near 30 Million Viewers on NBC and NBCSN Combined

The opening Sunday of the PyeongChang Olympics delivered the most dominant Winter Games Sunday night ever for NBC Olympics, as primetime coverage posted a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) average of 26.0 million viewers, according to live plus same day fast national data released by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Sunday night’s NBC/NBCSN average of 25.7 million viewers dominated the TV competition – nearly tripling the combined 9.5 million primetime viewers for ABC, CBS and FOX. The NBC-only 22.8 million viewers in the 7-11 p.m. ET primetime window topped the other broadcast networks by 140 percent — marking NBC’s most dominant Winter Games Sunday night ever (people meter history, since Sept. 1987).

Sunday night’s viewership on NBC/NBCSN peaked at 29.7 million viewers from 9:45-10 p.m. ET, highlighted by the women’s free skate in the team figure skating event.

The top ten markets for NBC/NBCSN in prime time were:
1. Salt Lake City 25.9/45
2. Denver 24.5/43
3. Milwaukee 23.9/36
4. Portland 23.6/41
5. Kansas City 23.1/35
6. Seattle 22.2/41
T7. Austin 21.4/36
T7. San Diego 21.4/40
9. Minneapolis 20.7/37
10. Sacramento 19.8/37

Only five days into the PyeongChang Olympics, NBC Sports Digital has established a Winter Games record with 445 million live streaming minutes through Monday afternoon – topping the 420 million live streaming minutes for the full 2014 Sochi Olympics.

NBC Sports Digital delivered an average minute audience of 309,000 for Sunday night’s coverage – the best primetime competition figure for PyeongChang to date.

NBCSN averaged 3.0 million primetime viewers Sunday night – the network’s best viewership in the 7-11 p.m. window since 2015 (3.1 million for the NASCAR Cup Series Race in Bristol on August 22, 2015). Coverage featured American Jamie Anderson winning gold in the women’s slopestyle, plus mixed doubles curling and the men’s biathlon.

(Source: NBC Sports)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Sunday, February 11:

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.063 million viewers
– 2.9/5 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

Celebrity Family Feud (RS) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.631 million viewers
– 2.2/4 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

Celebrity Family Feud (RS) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.793 million viewers
– 2.3/4 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (1.0/3 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.7/3 A18-34 (0.8/3 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.2/3 A25-54 (1.3/3 F25-54, 1.1/3 M25-54)

Shark Tank (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.873 million viewers
– 1.9/4 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/2 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.1/3 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

60 Minutes (CBS, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 7.605 million viewers
– 4.8/8 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.2/3 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

Celebrity Big Brother (S) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.793 million viewers
– 2.9/5 HH
– 1.2/4 A18-49 (1.5/5 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.8/4 A18-34 (0.9/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.6/4 A25-54 (1.8/5 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

SEAL Team (RS) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.617 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 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, 0.5/1 M25-54)

NCIS: Los Angeles (RS) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.231 million viewers
– 2.1/4 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.4/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.3/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Winter Olympics-Sunday Prime 1 (S) (NBC, 7:00 PM, 252 min.)
– 22.676 million viewers
– 12.4/22 HH
– 5.4/19 A18-49 (5.8/20 F18-49, 5.0/19 M18-49)
– 3.7/18 A18-34 (4.0/18 F18-34, 3.3/17 M18-34)
– 6.9/20 A25-54 (7.4/21 F25-54, 6.4/19 M25-54)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) (FOX, 7:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.899 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Bob’s Burgers (R) (FOX, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.010 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.4/1 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.5/1 A25-54 (0.5/1 F25-54, 0.5/1 M25-54)

The Simpsons (R) (FOX, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.522 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.8/2 M25-54)

Ghosted (R) (FOX, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.049 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.4/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.5/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Family Guy (R) (FOX, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.313 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.5/1 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.6/1 F25-54, 0.8/2 M25-54)

LA to Vegas (R) (FOX, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.107 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.5/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Aquí y Ahora (UNI, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.493 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49

La Gran Sorpresa (UNI, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.112 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

La Rosa de Guadalupe (UNI, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.209 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49

Crónicas (UNI, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.227 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Cine de Las Estrellas Transporter 2 (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.856 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49

Cine de Las Estrellas Snowpiercer (Rompenieves) (UniMás, 8:30 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.704 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

La Biblia (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.941 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

MasterChef Latino (TEL, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.300 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49
– 0.4/2 A18-34

Don Francisco Te Invita (TEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.253 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/1 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Sunday, February 11 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

North Woods Law: New Hampshire (APL, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.731 million viewers (#52)
– 0.50 HH (#46)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#86)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#83)

Lone Star Law (APL, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.691 million viewers (#63)
– 0.46 HH (#55)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#69)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#52)

BET Social Awards (BET, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.609 million viewers (#75)
– 0.33 HH (#82)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#34)
– 0.31 A18-34 (#15)

Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.238 million viewers (#2)
– 1.47 HH (#2)
– 0.95 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.61 A18-34 (#4)

To Rome For Love (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.822 million viewers (#42)
– 0.52 HH (#42)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#57)

Radical Story of Patty (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.947 million viewers (#32)
– 0.61 HH (#32)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#86)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#97)

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.143 million viewers (#25)
– 0.78 HH (#19)
– 0.57 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.56 A18-34 (#6)

Revenge Body with Khloe K (E!, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.587 million viewers (#78)
– 0.41 HH (#67)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.31 A18-34 (#15)

College Basketball Regular Season Duke at Georgia Tech (ESPN, 6:03 PM, 131 min.)
– 0.811 million viewers (#44)
– 0.53 HH (#41)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#29)

Anthology – Sports Dear Black Athlete (ESPN, 8:14 PM, 59 min.)
– 0.427 million viewers (#91)
– 0.31 HH (#83)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#96)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#57)

SportsCenter Late (ESPN, 10:40 PM, 110 min.)
– 0.563 million viewers (#81)
– 0.39 HH (#74)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#22)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.036 million viewers (#30)
– 0.61 HH (#32)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#22)

Worst Cooks 12 (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.414 million viewers (#6)
– 0.85 HH (#11)
– 0.43 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.36 A18-34 (#10)

Hallmark Original Movie Cooking with Love (HALL, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.822 million viewers (#3)
– 1.30 HH (#3)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#49)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#68)

Wonder Woman (2017) (HBO, 6:35 PM, 141 min.)
– 1.608 million viewers (#5)
– 0.95 HH (#6)
– 0.60 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.30 A18-34 (#17)

Here and Now (HBO, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
– 0.541 million viewers (#83)
– 0.38 HH (#76)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#62)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#90)

Crashing (HBO, 10:34 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.394 million viewers (#94)
– 0.26 HH (#93)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#96)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#90)

Beachfront Bargain Hunt (HGTV, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.188 million viewers (#22)
– 0.71 HH (#26)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#20)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#22)

Beachfront Bargain Hunt (HGTV, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.240 million viewers (#16)
– 0.75 HH (#20)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#29)

Bahamas Life (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.291 million viewers (#15)
– 0.82 HH (#15)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#40)

Bahamas Life (HGTV, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.392 million viewers (#7)
– 0.86 HH (#9)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#36)

Island Life (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.303 million viewers (#14)
– 0.81 HH (#16)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#20)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#50)

Island Life (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.085 million viewers (#28)
– 0.70 HH (#27)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#68)

Evil Lives Here (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.184 million viewers (#23)
– 0.83 HH (#14)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#87)

On The Case with Paula Zahn (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.213 million viewers (#20)
– 0.84 HH (#13)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#45)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#87)

Winter Olympics Prime (NBCSN, 7:00 PM, 240 min.)
– 3.041 million viewers (#1)
– 1.59 HH (#1)
– 1.06 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.68 A18-34 (#3)

School of Rock (NICK, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.728 million viewers (#54)
– 0.47 HH (#52)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#96)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#78)

Homeland S7 (SHO, 9:02 PM, 55 min.)
– 1.221 million viewers (#19)
– 0.75 HH (#20)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#20)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#78)

Sister Wives: More to Love (TLC, 7:03 PM, 57 min.)
– 0.678 million viewers (#65)
– 0.47 HH (#52)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#86)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#83)

Sister Wives (TLC, 8:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 1.374 million viewers (#8)
– 0.98 HH (#5)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#29)

Seeking Sister Wife (TLC, 10:03 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.879 million viewers (#36)
– 0.61 HH (#32)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#31)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#45)

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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