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RATINGS: THEY WERE ALL THE SOCHI GAMES AGAIN

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As they did the previous week, NBC’s seven nights of coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia captured the seven top spots on the weekly Nielsen ratings list. Make that eight, since the Closing Ceremony was listed separately. CBS’s Criminal Minds and a repeat episode of NCIS rounded out the top ten. The Olympics continued to lift viewership for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, which averaged 10.40 million viewers for the week, well ahead of ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, with 8.01 million and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley with 7.1 million. For the week overall, NBC led with a 10.5 household rating and a 17 share. CBS was a distant second with a 4.0/6, edging out Fox with a 3.7/6. ABC trailed with a 2.8/5.