NBC’s scores are in: Record Low Olympic Scores

In a diminished world for broadcast television, however, NBC beat every other primetime network for the duration of the Games. Only professional football can say the same this season. The Peacock streaming service, which will undoubtedly play a bigger role in future Olympics, has seen its best usage since the service began, NBC said.

Mark Lazarus, president of NBC Universal television and streaming, said Peacock “delivered a user experience that was vastly improved over just six months ago” during the COVID-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics. .

For the week, NBC averaged 7.2 million prime-time viewers. CBS had 3 million, ABC had 2.7 million, Fox had 2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, and Telemundo had 1 million.

Fox News Channel was the most popular prime-time cable network, averaging 2.42 million viewers. TNT had 2.01 million, MSNBC had 1.05 million, HGTV had 1.02 million and Hallmark had 968,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race with an average of 8.7 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News,” with virtually none of the ratings increases typical of an Olympics, had 7 million viewers and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.3 million.

For the week of February 14-20, the top 20 prime time programs, their networks and audiences:

1. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 8.71 million.

2. Winter Olympics (Thursday, 8:30-11 p.m.), NBC, 8.53 million.

3. Winter Olympics (Monday), NBC, 7.89 million.

4. Winter Olympics (Friday, 9-11 p.m.), NBC, 7.25 million.

5. “60 minutes”, CBS, 6.98 million.

6. Winter Olympics (Wednesday, 8:30-11 p.m.), NBC, 6.94 million.

7. Winter Olympics (Saturday, 9-11 p.m.), NBC, 6.77 million.

8. Winter Olympics (Thursday, 8-8:30 p.m.), NBC, 6.74 million.

9. Winter Olympics (Friday, 8-9 p.m.), NBC, 6.72 million.

10. Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, NBC, 6.57 million.

11. Winter Olympics (Wednesday, 8-8:30 p.m.), NBC, 6.42 million.

12. Winter Olympics (Saturday, 8-9 p.m.), NBC, 5.86 million.

13. NBA All-Star Game, TNT, 5.43 million

14. “Daytona 500 Post Race”, Fox, 5.42 million.

15. “911: Lone Star”, Fox, 4.95 million.

16. “Hazard! College Championship” (Thursday), ABC, 4.82 million.

17. “In Danger! College Championship” (Friday), ABC, 4.73 million.

18. “The Price is Right Valentine Show,” CBS, 4.66 million.

19. “Hazard! College Championship” (Wednesday), ABC, 4.64 million.

20. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 4.35 million.

David Bauder, The Associated Press