Saturday, February 24, 2018

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Winter Olympics' Drops to New Low; 'Celebrity Big Brother' Also Down; '20/20' Steady

On February 23, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.63 rating - followed by CBS (0.83), FOX (0.55), ABC (0.53) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 12.054 million viewers - followed by CBS (4.487), ABC (2.427), FOX (2.079) and The CW (0.723).

FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - 2018 Winter Olympics was adjusted up. The repeat of Showtime at the Apollo was adjusted down.

NBC (2.63 Rating, 12.054 Million Viewers)
        2018 WINTER OLYMPICS (2.9)

CBS (0.83 Rating, 4.487 Million Viewers)
        CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER (1.1, -0.3)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (0.55 Rating, 2.079 Million Viewers)
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.53 Rating, 2.427 Million Viewers)
        WRECK-IT RALPH (0.5) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.6, +0.0)

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.723 Million Viewers)
        THE 3RD ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA (0.1) REPEAT
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.1) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Friday, February 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
2018 Winter Olympics (8-11)
2.9
12.895

CBS
Celebrity Big Brother (8-10)
1.1
4.643

FOX
Showtime at the Apollo (8-10) - R
0.5
2.055

ABC
Wreck-It Ralph (8-10) - R
0.5
1.962

The CW
Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala (8-9:30) - R
0.1
0.768
9:30 PM
The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R
0.1
0.535
10:00 PM
ABC
20|20
0.6
3.323

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.4
4.326

Average Rating: 0.78
Average Viewership: 3.813


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.