Tuesday’s Olympics’ telecast medaled for NBC, earning another easy win over the competition — this time with a 20 percent uptick versus Vancouver’s comparable night in 2010.
Fox was the only network bold enough to air all original episodes versus the Sochi Games, with each show taking a predictable hit. The largest drop came from the two-episode “Dads” finale: the first episode tied the show’s low, and the second one set a new one.
NBC was first in ratings with a 6.6 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 23.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Sochi Winter Games was the only programming on the network’s schedule.
Univision and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 1.2/3. Univision was third in viewers with 3.1 million, Fox was fifth in viewers with 2.8 million.
For Fox, the first episode of the “Dads” season finale at 8 p.m. got a 1.2/3 and 2.7 million viewers. Part 2 at 8:30 had a 1.0/3 and 2.5 million viewers. “New Girl” at 9 received a 1.3/4 and 3 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9:30 had a 1.2/3 and 2.9 million viewers.
CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and second in viewers with 7.8 million, airing entirely reruns.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and fourth in total viewers with 3.1 million. Following reruns, “Killer Women” at 10 got a 0.7/2 and 3 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and 1.3 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers with 798,000, airing a rerun.