TV ratings: Winter Olympics opening ceremony win big for NBC on otherwise sleepy Friday

winter-olympics-ratings-gi.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, nearly every network stayed out of NBC's way on Friday night, allowing Friday's opening ceremony to handily take the evening. The only other network who bothered to program against the event was FOX, seemingly burning off a new episode each of "Enlisted" and "Raising Hope." Not surprising, both were down from last week.

NBC's win saw an average of 31.7 million viewers and a 17.1 rating/27 share in households, followed by CBS (5.6 million, 3.7/6), ABC (4.6 million, 2.9/5), FOX (2.4 million, 1.6/3) and The CW (826,000, 0.6/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC again came out on top with an 8.6 rating, followed by ABC (1.1), CBS (0.8), FOX (0.7) and The CW (0.2).

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: "2014 Winter Olympics" (31.1 million viewers, 16.8/27 households)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (5 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" rerun (4.6 million, 2.8/5)/"Last Man Standing" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: Movie - "Attack the Block"  (972,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "2014 Winter Olympics" (8.0)

9 p.m.

NBC: "2014 Winter Olympics" (34.6 million, 18.4/29)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (4.9 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (4.6 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: "Enlisted" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)/"Raising Hope" (1.6 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: "Attack the Block" (731,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "2014 Winter Olympics" (9.4)

10 p.m.

NBC: "2014 Winter Olympics" (29.4 million, 15.9/26)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (6.7 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "20/20" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "2014 Winter Olympics" (8.4)

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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