TV ratings: Shaun White helps Olympic ratings rebound Tuesday, 'New Girl' drops

2014-olympics-feb-11-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Snowboarder Shaun White had a disappointing night in Sochi Tuesday, but his presence helped give NBC's Winter Olympics coverage a ratings boost. The prime-time portion of the games improved both on Monday's numbers and the comparable night from the 2010 Olympics.

FOX was the only network to run a full slate of originals opposite the Olympics Tuesday, and its numbers were predictably down. The season finale of "Dads," "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" all dipped some from last week.

NBC brought in 23.7 million viewers and a 13.8 rating/21 share in households for the night, once again out-drawing the other four broadcast nets combined. CBS (7.8 million, 5.2/8) was the best of the rest, finishing well ahead of ABC (3.1 million, 2.0/3). FOX took fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.8/3, and The CW (798,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC scored a 6.6 rating among adults 18-49, up a couple tenths from Monday and more than a full point from the similar night in 2010. FOX finished a distant second at 1.2, followed by CBS, 1.1; ABC, 0.8; and The CW, 0.2.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC
: Winter Olympics (21.9 million viewers, 12.9/20 households)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (9.65 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: "The Goldbergs" reruns - two episodes (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Dads" season finale (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: Movie - "Attack the Block" (865,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (5.8)

9 p.m.

NBC
: Winter Olympics (25.6 million, 14.7/22)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (7.9 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "New Girl" (2.95 million, 1.9/3)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
ABC: "The Goldbergs" rerun (2.9 million, 2.1/3)/"Trophy Wife" rerun (2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: "Attack the Block" (730,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (7.1)

10 p.m.

NBC
: Winter Olympics (23.5 million, 13.6/22)
CBS: "Person of Interest" rerun (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: "Killer Women" (3 million, 2.1/3)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (6.9)

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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