TV Ratings: Olympics dominate a repeat-filled Friday night

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Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Continuing the trend, the 2014 Winter Olympics reigned supreme over all other programming Friday night. Everything else was a repeat, outside of new episodes of "Shark Tank" and "20/20" on ABC, but even they could hold a candle to one of the final days of the games.

Even still, the Olympics were down a bit from Thursday. That didn't mean the other networks could pose much of a challenge though, as they were all dwarfed by NBC, which peaked at 15.6 million at 9 p.m. CBS' night of "Blue Bloods" reruns came in a distant second, with a peak audience of 6.8 million viewers at 10 p.m.

Overall, NBC managed 14.5 million viewers with an 8.6 rating/15 share in households. It was followed by CBS with 6.2 million viewers (4.0/7), ABC's 5.4 million viewers (3.5/6), FOX with 2.3 million viewers (1.4/2) and The CW pulling up the rear with 968,000 viewers (0.6/1)

NBC also claimed the win for adults 18-49 (3.5), besting ABC (1.3), CBS (0.8), FOX (0.7) and The CW (0.3)

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (14 million viewers, 8.4/15 households)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (5.3 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" rerun (4 million, 2.7/5)/"Last Man Standing" rerun (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (3.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (15.6 million, 9.2/15)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Enlisted" rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2) / "Raising Hope" rerun (1.2 million, 0.7/1)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (516,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (3.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (14 million, 8.3/15)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (6.8 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: "20/20" (6 million, 4.0/7)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (3.5)

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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