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Thursday Final Ratings: Winter Olympics Pre-Opening Ceremony Night on NBC, NBCSN and Streaming Down 14 Percent from Sochi 2014

Final numbers for the first night of NBC/NBCSN/NBC Digital’s Winter Olympics coverage:

PyeongChang (Feb. 8, 2018): 17.2 million viewers; 9.7 household rating

Sochi (Feb. 6, 2014): 20 million viewers; 11.3 household rating

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, February 8:

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 7.321 million viewers
– 4.9/8 HH
– 2.0/8 A18-49 (3.0/11 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 1.6/8 A18-34 (2.6/12 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 2.3/7 A25-54 (3.4/10 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

Scandal (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.637 million viewers
– 3.2/6 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.6/5 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.5/4 A25-54 (2.1/6 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.258 million viewers
– 2.3/4 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (1.2/4 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Celebrity Big Brother (S) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.493 million viewers
– 3.4/6 HH
– 1.4/5 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 1.2/5 M18-49)
– 0.8/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.9/6 A25-54 (2.2/7 F25-54, 1.6/5 M25-54)

The Big Bang Theory (RS) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 5.542 million viewers
– 3.5/6 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.9/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/2 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.7/5 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

Young Sheldon (RS (CBS, 9:31 PM, 29 min.)
– 5.379 million viewers
– 3.4/6 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (1.0/3 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/2 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54 (1.6/4 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

S.W.A.T. (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.489 million viewers
– 3.0/6 HH
– 0.6/3 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)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Winter Olympics-Thursday Prime 1-Sustained (NBC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 15.605 million viewers
– 8.9/17 HH
– 3.2/14 A18-49 (3.6/15 F18-49, 2.8/13 M18-49)
– 2.2/13 A18-34 (2.6/14 F18-34, 1.7/11 M18-34)
– 4.1/15 A25-54 (4.5/15 F25-54, 3.7/14 M25-54)

Winter Olympics-Thursday Prime 1 (S) (NBC, 8:30 PM, 165 min.)
– 15.995 million viewers
– 9.0/16 HH
– 3.7/15 A18-49 (4.3/16 F18-49, 3.1/13 M18-49)
– 2.6/14 A18-34 (3.2/15 F18-34, 2.0/12 M18-34)
– 4.6/15 A25-54 (5.3/16 F25-54, 4.0/14 M25-54)

The Four (FOX, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 3.918 million viewers
– 2.3/4 HH
– 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.9/4 A18-34 (1.1/5 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.8/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

Supernatural (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.811 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Arrow (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.296 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (UNI, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.821 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

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

Papa a Toda Madre (UNI, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.647 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

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

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.530 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

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

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.109 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Renta Congelada (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.483 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Renta Congelada (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.298 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.543 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

José José: El Principe de La Canción (TEL, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.006 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Sangre de Mi Tierra (TEL, 9:00 PM, 59 min.)
– 1.217 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Señora Acero 4: La Coyote (TEL, 9:59 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.326 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 Thursday, February 8 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

60 Days In (A&E, 10:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.791 million viewers (#42)
– 0.53 HH (#37)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.26 A18-34 (#14)

Top Chef (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.797 million viewers (#41)
– 0.53 HH (#37)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#32)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.089 million viewers (#17)
– 0.79 HH (#16)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#47)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#89)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.941 million viewers (#28)
– 0.68 HH (#22)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#99)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.939 million viewers (#29)
– 0.66 HH (#27)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#38)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#82)

Killing Fields: Isle (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.746 million viewers (#48)
– 0.50 HH (#42)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#93)

College Basketball Regular Season Duke at North Carolina (ESPN, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.429 million viewers (#5)
– 1.54 HH (#5)
– 0.87 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.81 A18-34 (#1)

College Basketball Regular Season UCLA at Arizona (ESPN, 10:00 PM, 111 min.)
– 0.823 million viewers (#38)
– 0.59 HH (#32)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.34 A18-34 (#10)

Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.852 million viewers (#36)
– 0.58 HH (#34)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#23)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.003 million viewers (#2)
– 2.00 HH (#2)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#89)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.286 million viewers (#1)
– 2.20 HH (#1)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#82)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.734 million viewers (#4)
– 1.86 HH (#3)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#97)

Flip or Flop Nashville (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.016 million viewers (#24)
– 0.70 HH (#19)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#51)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.181 million viewers (#15)
– 0.84 HH (#13)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#51)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.271 million viewers (#13)
– 0.89 HH (#10)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#51)

Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.599 million viewers (#9)
– 0.97 HH (#9)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#23)

Swamp People First Look (HIST, 10:02 PM, 6 min.)
– 1.420 million viewers (#10)
– 0.89 HH (#10)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#47)

Pandora’s Box: Unleashing (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.122 million viewers (#16)
– 0.76 HH (#17)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#51)

Betrayed (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.214 million viewers (#14)
– 0.85 HH (#12)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#47)

Project Runway All Stars (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.990 million viewers (#26)
– 0.68 HH (#22)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#77)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.783 million viewers (#7)
– 1.28 HH (#7)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#89)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.735 million viewers (#3)
– 1.86 HH (#3)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#51)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.035 million viewers (#6)
– 1.41 HH (#6)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#38)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#86)

Winner Olympics-Prime (NBCSN, 8:00 PM, 210 min.)
– 1.054 million viewers (#22)
– 0.60 HH (#30)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#7)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#28)

Life Below Compilation (NGC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.907 million viewers (#32)
– 0.58 HH (#34)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#79)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#93)

Life Below Zero (NGC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.071 million viewers (#19)
– 0.70 HH (#19)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#93)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#97)

Lip Sync Battle: TMI (PAR, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.334 million viewers (#87)
– 0.21 HH (#86)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#86)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#77)

Lip Sync Battle (PAR, 10:00 PM, 32 min.)
– 0.440 million viewers (#69)
– 0.27 HH (#70)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#43)

My 600-Lb. Life: Super Sized (TLC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.619 million viewers (#58)
– 0.43 HH (#52)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#65)

Family by the Ton: Super Sized (TLC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.529 million viewers (#65)
– 0.38 HH (#59)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#71)

NBA Pre-Game Show (TNT, 8:00 PM, 14 min.)
– 0.939 million viewers (#29)
– 0.68 HH (#22)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#16)

NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (TNT, 8:14 PM, 163 min.)
– 1.632 million viewers (#8)
– 1.09 HH (#8)
– 0.62 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.61 A18-34 (#4)

Impractical Jokers (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.651 million viewers (#56)
– 0.40 HH (#55)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.35 A18-34 (#9)

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.397 million viewers (#74)
– 0.26 HH (#73)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#28)

RuPaul’s Drag All Stars 3 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.738 million viewers (#50)
– 0.39 HH (#57)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.42 A18-34 (#7)

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.401 million viewers (#73)
– 0.28 HH (#69)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#59)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#71)

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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