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Monday Overnights: The 2018 Winter Olympics Lose Steam

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  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

    Household Rating/Share
    NBC: 10.5/17, ABC: 3.8/ 6, ABC: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.8/ 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 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC scored an estimated 10.5 rating/17 share in the household overnights in primetime, peaking in the 10 p.m. hour with an 11.1 rating. The 11 p.m. half-hour portion was an 11.5/21. Keep in mind, as always, that results for any live sporting event are approximate.

    In the battle of the reality/competitions, the first half of ABC’s “The Bachelor” (#2: 4.3/ 7 from 8-9 p.m.) bested CBS’ competing “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition” (#3: 3.6/ 6) by 19 percent. Opposite the Winter Olympics, consider both positive overnight performances.

    Overall, The Winter Olympics averaged a 4.3/ 7 from 8-10 p.m.

    Also original last night was “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” on The CW, which scored a 1.0/ 2 in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. hour. The rest of the evening was all encore telecasts.

    What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, February 19, 2018:

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
    CBS – “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 9.1/15 (#1)
    Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
    CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
    CBS – “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 10.0/16 (#1)
    Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
    CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
    CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 10.6/17 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
    CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
    CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.0/17 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
    CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Good Doctor” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
    CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.1/18 (#1)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “The Good Doctor” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
    CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 11.1/19 (#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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    1. FROM NBC:

      OVERNIGHT RATINGS NOTES – 2nd Monday in PyeongChang

      · NBC/NBCSN Monday night Winter Olympics coverage delivered a 12.6/21 overnight (not including digital) – nearly tripling the night’s #2 show (4.4/7 for The Bachelor)

      · Last night’s primetime NBC/NBCSN coverage peaked with a 13.2/21 overnight from 9-9:15pm ET, featuring women’s freestyle skiing on NBC & ice dance on NBCSN

      · With ice dance followed by Team USA men’s hockey win over Slovakia, NBCSN delivered a 1.52 rating from 8-11:30pm ET – the network’s best Monday overnight for that TV window since June 2015

      · Live streaming not included in Winter Olympics overnights. West Coast encore included in metrics.

      · Top markets for Monday live primetime Winter Olympics on NBC/NBCSN: Salt Lake City 21.4/37; Denver 20.6/33; San Diego 18.4/32; Minneapolis 17.4/30; Austin 16.5/28

      · Top markets (#6-10) for last night’s Winter Olympics on NBC/NBCSN: Milwaukee 16.1/25; Sacramento 15.9/27; West Palm Beach 15.5/24; Buffalo 15.3/24; Providence 15.2/25