TV Ratings: Olympics dominate repeats and Valentine's Day programs

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Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

It's no surprise that the 2014 Winter Olympics dominated television on Friday, Feb. 14. With almost all other networks showing repeats or Charlie Brown specials, there wasn't much chance of toppling the Winter Games. Even new episodes of "Enlisted" and "Raising Hope" on FOX didn't stand much of chance.

The Olympics dipped somewhat in viewers between Thursday and Friday, even with the highly anticipated men's figure-skating finals. An average of 19.1 million viewers tuned in to the NBC primetime broadcast.

Still, that number dwarfed the nearest competition, a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" on CBS at 9 p.m. Dismal numbers for new programming were represented by "Enlisted" (1.8 million viewers), "Raising Hope" (1.5 million) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.86 million).

Overall, NBC's 19.1 million viewers led to a 11.0 rating/19 share in households. CBS followed with 5.4 million viewers (3.5/6). ABC (4.3 million, 2.8/5), FOX (2.4 million, 1.5/3) and The CW (0.67 million, 0.5/1) brought up the rear.

NBC also won for adults 18-49 (4.5), beating ABC (1.1), CBS (0.9), FOX (0.6) and The CW (0.2)

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (18.4 million viewers, 10.6/19 households)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (4.1 million, 2.6/5)/"A Charlie Brown Valentine" (3.7 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.9 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (4.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (20.3 million, 11.5/20)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Enlisted" (1.8 million, 1.1/2) / "Raising Hope" (1.5 million, 0.9/2)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (0.4 million, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (4.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: 2014 Winter Olympics (18.5 million, 10.7/19)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: "20/20" (4.7 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: 2014 Winter Olympics (4.6)

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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