NBC’s Sochi Games earned gold on Sunday night, while CBS’ tribute to The Beatles took the silver in ratings and viewers.
NBC was first in ratings with a 6.9 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and first in viewers with an average of 25.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Winter Olympics was the network’s only primetime programming.
CBS was second in ratings with a 1.7/4 and in viewers with 11.6 million. At 7 p.m., “60 Minutes” got a 1.2/3 — down 40 percent from the last original to a season low — and 9.5 million viewers. At 8, “The Night that Changed America: Grammy Salute to the Beatles” earned a 2.1/5 and 14 million viewers. A rerun followed.
ABC and Fox tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.0/3. ABC was third in viewers with 3.7 million viewers. Fox was fourth with 2.2 million. Both networks aired just reruns.
Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.5/1. Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million viewers, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.