Well, that was barely worth a silver medal. ABC’s premiere of “The Bachelor Winter Games” finished in a very distant second place behind NBC’s actual Olympics, which were headlined around 10 p.m. ET by Shaun White’s (pictured above) dramatic gold medal win.
NBC was first in ratings with a 5.2 rating/20 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 20.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Click here to read more about the night in South Korea, where White and some pairs figure skating helped peak the Pyeongchang Games — so far.
ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. The “Bachelor” spinoff at 8 p.m. had a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers. A “20/20” special at 10 received a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and second in viewers with 5.8 million, airing all reruns.
Fox, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2 million, airing all repeats. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.5 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.4 million. Following a rerun, “Black Lightning” at 9 got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers.