Ratings: ‘Amazing Race’ Audience Rises in Season Finale as NBC’s Olympics Slide

Big Team USA women’s hockey win didn’t make primetime for east coast

OK, so Wednesday’s “Amazing Race” season finale wasn’t exactly amazing, but it did manage to grow its overall audience 4 percent from last week’s penultimate episode.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Pyeongchang Olympics ran through primetime, though the big Team USA women’s hockey gold medal win didn’t begin until 11 p.m. ET, which is exactly when the East Coast’s primetime ends.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.7 million. “Celebrity Big Brother” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.4/6 and 5.5 million viewers. The two-hour “Amazing Race” finale had a 0.9/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 2.9 million, airing all reruns.

ABC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.4 million, Univision was fifth with 1.5 million, and Telemundo was sixth with 1.4 million.

For ABC, following repeats, “Match Game” at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 716,000, airing repeats.