TV ratings: Winter Olympics come in low but dominate a rerun-filled Sunday

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2014-olympics-feb-16-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

NBC's prime-time Winter Olympics telecast Sunday was on the low side for these games -- although up from the previous two nights -- but on a night when it was almost the only original programming on the broadcast networks, the Peacock's margin of victory was as wide as it's been the past 10 days.

NBC averaged 21.1 million viewers and a 12.0 rating/19 share in households for the night. CBS finished a very distant second with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.7/4. ABC (3.7 million, 2.2/4) came in third, and FOX (2 million, 1.1/2) trailed.

NBC scored a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49. FOX was the best of the rest at 1.0, followed by ABC, 0.9, and CBS, 0.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (17.4 million viewers, 10.1/17 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (8 million, 5.1/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.4 million, 0.8/1)/"American Dad" rerun (1.6 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (3.8)

8 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (23 million, 13.0/20)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/3)
ABC: Movie - "Up" (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.4 million, 1.3/2)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.2 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (5.1)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (23.3 million, 13.1/20)
ABC: "Up" (3.3 million, 1.9/3)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (2.65 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "Family Guy" (2.5 million, 1.4/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader:
Winter Olympics (5.6)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (20.6 million, 11.9/19)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/3)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (2.65 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (4.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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