Ratings: Olympics Beat ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ One Last Time With Closing Ceremony

And now we can all get back to normal

Last Updated: February 26, 2018 @ 9:51 AM

That’s all for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before NBC signed off from South Korea, however, its sports division had a parting gift for CBS and ABC: Yes, it was another TV ratings loss for “Celebrity Big Brother” and “The Bachelor.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. These fast national Nielsen figures are subject to adjustment, so for a better understanding of how the Closing Ceremony went, read our report with overnight numbers here.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.5 million, ABC was third with 4.2 million.

For CBS, after a rerun, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 8 p.m. had a 1.4/5 and 5.2 million viewers. Another repeat followed.

For ABC, after a rerun, a two-hour “The Bachelor” at 8 averaged a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million, airing all repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 902,000.

The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights — yet. The youngest-skewing broadcaster plans to expand its schedule next season.