NBC’s opening night of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea just disrupted all of broadcast’s ratings. While ice skating and other events couldn’t have possibly helped CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” or ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Fox’s “The Four” season finale still managed to grow its overall audience from last week.
Read the Olympics overnight ratings here, where the numbers are time zone adjusted and include NBC Sports Network’s Nielsen results.
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 14.5 million, according to these preliminary numbers. It was the Olympics all night over there.
ABC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.3/5. ABC was third in total viewers with 5.1 million viewers, Fox was fourth with 4 million.
For ABC, “Grey’s” at 8 p.m. posted a 2.0/8 and 7.3 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” had a 1.1/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers.
For Fox, “The Four” finale was the only show on its schedule, averaging those aforementioned numbers over the course of two hours.
CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3, but first in viewers with 5.2 million. “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 8 received a 1.4/6 and 5.6 million viewers. Reruns followed.
The CW and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Univision was sixth with 1.5 million.
For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers.
Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.