Primetime Ratings: NBC Wraps Winter Games With Win

NBC closed out its 2018 Winter Olympics campaign with a 2.1 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, as it aired the Games’ closing ceremonies from Pyeongchang. NBC had an 8 share. 

NBC’s broadcast of the closing ceremonies in Sochi four years ago did a 3.3. 

Runners-up on Sunday were ABC and CBS at 1.0/4. 

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos did a 1.0 before The Bachelor fell 31% to 1.1. Shark Tank closed out prime up 14% for a 0.8. 

On CBS, 60 Minutes was up a tenth of a point at 0.8 before the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition finale rated a flat 1.4. An NCIS: Los Angeles repeat took CBS to the end of prime. 

Univision did a 0.7/2. 

Fox was at 0.6/2 with repeated comedies. 

Telemundo rated a 0.3/1.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.