TV ratings Friday, 18: Winter Olympics have second smallest audience

In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s Friday night primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics averaged 6.34 million viewers, down 15%. from Thursday to mark the Beijing game’s second-lowest audience to date (held on February 16 only).

On ABC, Risk! National University Championship collected 4.5 million and 0.4, respectively, dropping ahead of the upcoming finale on Tuesday.

CBS’ Famous brother (2.5 million / 0.5) increased from the tenth to the tenth week.

Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown (2.1 million / 0.5) embedded.

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Live + Same-day numbers reported in our ratings column Not reflects the overall performance of a show, due to the enhanced use of delayed playback across DVRs and streaming platforms, along with out-of-home viewing. Instead, these numbers (Nielsen’s fast national players, unless expressed as finals) are intended simply to illustrate trends or best comparisons. Warning: Content can be hot! TV ratings Friday, 18: Winter Olympics have second smallest audience

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