TV ratings: Winter Olympics close on low note, Daytona 500 boosts FOX Sunday

2014-olympics-feb-23-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics went out with a whimper in terms of ratings, as the closing ceremony from Sochi delivered some of NBC's lowest numbers of the past two-plus weeks. A preview of "Growing Up Fisher" that started at 10:36 p.m. ET looks as though it will come in more or less where "About a Boy" did on Saturday.

Also Sunday, a long rain delay pushed the Daytona 500 into primetime on FOX and gave the network a ratings bump as a result. Opposite the two sports telecasts, "The Amazing Race" had its weakest premiere ever.

NBC drew 13.5 million viewers and an 8.0 rating/13 share in households for the night. FOX currently sits in second with 6.3 million viewers and a 3.8/6, pending updates for the live telecast. CBS (5.5 million, 3.5/6) beat out ABC (5.1 million, 3.2/5) for third.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.9 rating, beating out FOX's 2.0. ABC posted a 1.3 and CBS a 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (11.7 million viewers, 7.3/12 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.1 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (6.2 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)/"American Dad" rerun (4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (2.4)

8 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (15.9 million, 9.2/14)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season premiere (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: Daytona 500 (6.8 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: Movie - "The Proposal" (4.8 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (3.4)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics (15.2 million, 8.7/13)
FOX: Daytona 500 (8 million, 4.8/7)
ABC: "The Proposal" (5.4 million, 3.4/5)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/3)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics (3.2)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Winter Olympics/"Growing Up Fisher" (11.3 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (4.1 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/3)

18-49 leader: Winter Olympics/"Growing Up Fisher" (2.5)

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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