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Wednesday Overnights: More Slippage for The Winter Olympics on NBC

CBS' 'The Amazing Race' and ABC's 'The Match Game' Conclude Their Seasons

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  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

    Household Rating/Share
    NBC: 11.2/19, CBS: 3.0/ 5, ABC and Fox: 1.8/ 3 each, CW: 0.5/ 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:
    NBC, of course, led the midweek overnight troops care of the The Winter Olympics. But an 8.2 rating/15 share in households in primetime was actually 27 percent below the 11.2/19 on the week-ago Wednesday. So, yes…these games are indeed winding down.

    There was two season finales late night: “The Amazing Race” on CBS and “The Match Game” on ABC. A double-dose of “The Amazing Race” averaged a 2.9/ 5 in households from 9-11 p.m., which held 79 percent of the “Big Brother – Celebrity Edition” lead-in (#2: 3.8/ 6 at 8 p.m. ET). And “The Match Game” on ABC concluded with a modest 1.6/ 3, which finished a distant third at 10 p.m. Needless to say, there is life for some former “Big Brother” contestants after their season ends.

    Elsewhere, the remainder of the evening was in all repeats.

    What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, February 21 by half-hour:

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
    CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 3.9/ 6 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 7.0/13 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
    CW – ““Riverdale” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
    CBS – “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 7.5/14 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
    CW – ““Riverdale” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
    CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 8.4/15 (#1)
    Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
    CW – ““Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#4)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
    CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 8.9/16 (#1)
    Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#4)
    CW – ““Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#4)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Match Game” (season finale): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
    CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 8.8/17 (#1)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “The Match Game” (season finale): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
    CBS – “The Amazing Race” (season finale): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
    NBC – 2018 Winter Olympics: 8.4/17 (#1)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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    1. FROM NBC

      OVERNIGHT RATINGS NOTES – 2nd Wednesday in PyeongChang

      · Wednesday Night’s Thrilling Team USA Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Victory Delivered NBCSN’s BEST-EVER Late-Night Rating With a 2.06 Overnight (11pm-2am ET)

      · NBC/NBCSN Wednesday night Winter Olympics coverage delivered an 11.1/19 overnight (not including digital) – nearly tripling the night’s #2 show (3.8/6 for Big Brother)

      · Last night’s primetime NBC/NBCSN coverage peaked with a 12.5/21 overnight from 10-10:15pm ET, featuring women’s alpine skiing

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

      · Top markets for Wednesday live primetime Winter Olympics on NBC/NBCSN: Salt Lake City 18.8/36; Minneapolis 17.6/32; Denver 17.6/33; Kansas City 15.6/24; Milwaukee 14.9/24

      · Top markets (#6-10) for last night’s Winter Olympics on NBC/NBCSN: Austin 14.2/25; Fort Myers 14.1/23; Buffalo 14.0/22; West Palm Beach 13.8/21; Portland 13.6/24