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Monday Overnights: The Winter Olympics Steamroller Continues on NBC

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 13.2/21, ABC: 3.9/ 6, CBS: 2.7/ 5, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.9/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening:

NBC: +29, ABC: +27, CBS and CW: -15 each, Fox: -30

Ratings Breakdown:
The ongoing 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC scored an estimated 13.2 rating/21 share in the household overnights in primetime, peaking in the 9:30 p.m. ET half-hour at a 15.0/23. The 11 p.m. half-hour was an 11.9/20. Once again, The Winter Olympics beat the network competition combined.

In the battle of the reality/competitions, the first-hour of ABC’s “The Bachelor” (#2: 4.3/ 6) bested “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition” on CBS (3.5/ 5) by 23 percent in household rating. Last night’s episode of “Big Brother” featured more banter from Omarosa about life in the White House.

Overall, veteran “The Bachelor” scored a respectable 4.3/ 7 in the household overnights despite facing The Winter Olympics.

In time period premiere news was “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” on The CW at a 1.1/ 2 in the 8 p.m. hour, which was 25 percent below “Supergirl” one week earlier (1.6/ 3 on Feb. 5). Elsewhere, it was all encore telecasts.

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, February 12, 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: 11.7/20 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition”: 3.4/ 5 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 13.5/22 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.9/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 14.9/23 (#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”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 15.0/23 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 12.8/21 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor” (R): 3.1/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.1/ 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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