The ratings are in and the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver was the best thing to ever happen to NBC. Check out the ratings….
An overtime win brings the gold to the home team!
Even though the hockey game between Team USA & Canada wasn’t in primetime, airing from 3:20pm to 6:13pm to be exact, it was the most watched hockey game in 30 years. 27.6 million people tuned in to watch Canada’s Sidney Crosby beat U.S. Ryan Miller in sudden death overtime with a 3-2 victory. Almost half of Canada’s population, 16.6 million, tuned in to view the game on 9 different networks, becoming the most watched show in Canadian history.
Here is Mr. Nielson’s “Top Twenty” list for the week of Feb. 22-28:
1. Olympics (Fri.) NBC 24.5 million
2. American Idol (Tues.) FOX 24.2 million
3. American Idol (Wed.) FOX 23 million
4. Olympics (Thur.) NBC 22.9 million
5. Olympics Closing Ceremony (Sun.) NBC 21.4 million
6. Olympics (Tue.) NBC 21.3 million
7. Olympics (Mon.) NBC 20.9 million
8. Olympics (Sat.) NBC 20.6 million
9. Olympics (Wed.) NBC 19.8 million
10. American Idol (Thur.) FOX
11. Vancouver Gold NBC 18 million
12. Undercover Boss CBS 15.2 million
13. Marriage Ref (premiere) NBC 14.4 million
14. NCIS (repeat) CBS 11.6 million
15. Survivor: Heroes vs Villains CBS 11.6 million
16. The Bachelor ABC 11.3 million
17. Desperate Housewives ABC 10.9 million
18. 60 Minutes CBS 10.8 million
19. Two & a Half Men (repeat) CBS 10.3 million
20. Amazing Race CBS 10.2 million
***21. LOST ABC 9.9 million***
“Top Ten” Primetime Cable Shows for the week of Feb. 22-28:
We’ve been renewed!
Men of a Certain Age didn’t make the list, but 2.6 million viewers tuned in for it’s season finale. The show, about three friends, each having their own mid-life crisis, has been picked up for another season on TNT. Let’s hope it picks up some more interesting storylines.
1. WWE RAW (10pm.) USA 5.6 million
2. WWE RAW (9pm.) USA 5.4 million
3. Burn Notice USA 4.5 million
4. NCIS (Mon. 8pm) USA 4.2 million
5. NCIS (Wed. 9pm) USA 3.8 million
6. NCIS (Wed. 8pm) USA 3.8 million
7. Phineas & Ferb DISNEY 3.8 million
8. Suite Life on Deck DISNEY 3.6 million
9. NCIS (Fri. 8pm) USA 3.6 million
10. Wizards of Waverly Place DISNEY 3.6 million
***11. & 12. Psych & White Collar USA 3.6 million***
That’s it for now. Things should change now that the Olympics are over. NBC will go away again & American Idol will soon be competing with Dancing with the Stars come March 22nd.