TV ratings: Olympics hold steady for NBC Sunday, Beatles special solid for CBS

cbs-beatles-special-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

NBC scored another big ratings win with Sunday's Winter Olympics coverage. The network's coverage, including medal events in team figure skating, downhill skiing and snowboarding, is essentially even with the same night of competition in 2010 among adults 18-49 and off just a little bit in viewers.

Also Sunday, CBS' special "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" scored decent ratings, running ahead of the network's usual numbers for the night in viewers and adults 18-49. ABC and FOX stacked their nights with reruns.

NBC delivered 25.4 million viewers and a 14.0 rating/21 share in households in primetime, more than doubling the 11.6 million viewers and 7.0/11 for CBS. ABC (3.7 million, 2.1/3) came in a distant third, and FOX (2.2 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

In the 18-49 demographic, NBC's 6.9 rating beat the combined total of the other three networks with lots of room to spare. CBS finished second at 1.7, and ABC and FOX tied for third at 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (22.5 million viewers, 12.4/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.5 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.35 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/"American Dad" rerun (1.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (5.7)

8 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (29.3 million, 15.7/23)
CBS: Special - "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" (13.35 million, 7.9/12)
ABC: Movie - "Toy Story 3" (3.3 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.7 million, 1.6/2)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.5 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.9)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (26.2 million, 14.4/21)
CBS: "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" (14.1 million, 8.3/12)
ABC: "Toy Story 3" (3.05 million, 1.7/2)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (2.9 million, 1.6/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.5 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.4)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (23.7 million, 13.4/21)
CBS: "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" (14.8 million, 8.6/13)/"The Millers" rerun (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (6.7)

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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