TV ratings: Olympics score again for NBC Sunday

alex-bilodeau-olympics-320.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010

The Winter Olympics faced a little bit more competition on Sunday from original programming on the other networks, but NBC's coverage still dominated the night. CBS' "Undercover Boss" also posted strong ratings in its first airing after its post-Super Bowl debut.

NBC drew 26.3 million viewers and a 14.4 rating/23 share for the night, more than doubling the 10.3 million and 6.0/10 for second-place CBS. FOX (8.35 million, 4.8/8) got a bump from the Daytona 500 to finish third, while ABC (6.4 million, 3.8/6) trailed.

The Olympics also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic, scoring a 7.0 for NBC. FOX's 3.3 was good for second. CBS averaged 2.8 and ABC 1.9.

Sunday's hourly numbers:

7 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (21 million viewers, 11.7/20 households)
FOX: Daytona 500 overrun (13.9 million, 7.7/13)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.2 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.3 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (5.4)

8 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (28.5 million, 15.2/24)
CBS: "The Amazing Race 16" premiere (9.1 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.4 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.9 million, 3.5/6)/"The Cleveland Show" (4.85 million, 2.8/4)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.2)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (29.3 million, 15.8/24)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" (15.3 million, 8.5/13)
FOX: "Family Guy" (6.4 million, 3.7/6)/"American Dad" (5.2 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.5 million, 3.4/5)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.8)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (26.55 million, 14.8/24)
CBS: "Cold Case" (8.7 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.4 million, 4.0/7)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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