or


[02/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
173 Million Viewers Watch the Olympics on the Networks of NBC Universal

[via press release from NBC]

173 MILLION VIEWERS WATCH THE OLYMPICS ON THE NETWORKS OF NBC UNIVERSAL

173 MILLION VIEWERS WATCH THE OLYMPICS ON THE NETWORKS OF NBC UNIVERSAL

"Olympic Zone" Continues Ratings Boosts Across the Country: Los Angeles up 66%, Seattle up 63%, Portland up 100%

TORINO, Italy - Feb. 23, 2006 - 173 million total viewers have watched the Torino Winter Olympics on the networks of NBC Universal through the second Wednesday of the Games, pacing just one percent behind this same point during the Salt Lake Games (175 million). 43.2 million total, unduplicated viewers watched NBC's coverage of the Torino Games last night, according to Nielsen Media Research fast national ratings. Last night's broadcast featured coverage of the gold medal finals in women's slalom and aerials skiing events.

Last night's Olympics coverage on NBC rated a 10.0 household rating and 15 share for the broadcast, (8:30-11:12 p.m. ET/PT), and averaged 16 million viewers. The household rating for the primetime portion of the broadcast (8:30-11 p.m. ET/PT) is 64 percent higher than NBC's average Wednesday night this season (10.0 vs. 6.1) and is 79 percent higher in viewer delivery (16.1 million vs. 9 million).

TORINO OLYMPICS ON CABLE: Through Wednesday, coverage of the Torino Games has reached 58.9 million total, unduplicated viewers on the cable networks of NBCU, 22 percent higher than the comparable time periods last year (48.1 million) and 44 percent higher than through the same point during the Salt Lake Games (41 million).

"OLYMPIC ZONE" CONTINUES DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH FOR NBC STATIONS: NBC's "Olympic Zone," a partnership between NBC Olympics and NBC affiliated stations, is producing double-digit gains across the country in its time period. "Olympic Zone," an Olympic "pre-game" show airing preceding NBC's primetime coverage, is up 66 percent in Los Angeles, 63 percent in Seattle, 32 percent in New York and 100 percent in Portland, Ore. versus Feb. 2005.

NBCOLYMPICS.COM CONTINUES RECORD-BREAKING PACE: NBCOlympics.com, NBC's online home of the Torino Olympics, Tuesday set its all time record for page views and has now reached 291 million, surpassing the 251.4 million for the Athens Olympics by 40 million page views. NBCOlympics.com recorded 145 million page views for the 2002 Salt Lake Games. Yesterday, with more than 25 million page views, NBCOlympics.com totaled its third most-trafficked day in history. All of the top six page view days in the 10-year history of NBCOlympics.com have occurred during the Torino Games.

The website has served more than 7 million video streams, with more than 84,000 hours of video watched on NBCOlympics.com through Wednesday, more than doubling the number of streams served over the entire Athens Games.

THE OLYMPICS IN PRIMETIME ON NBC

Wednesday Torino to Date through Wednesday, Feb. 22
HH Rating 10.0 12.4/20
A18-49 4.8 6.3
Average Viewers 16 million 20.7 million
Total Unduplicated 43.2 million 173 million

The networks of NBC Universal, NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC HD and Universal HD are providing more than 418 total hours of coverage - including the most live coverage - across the most platforms of any Winter Olympics in history of the XX Olympic Winter Games from Torino, Italy, Feb. 10-26.





  [february 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/16/15 - 11:13 AM]
"Mann & Wife" Viewership Grows in Week Two, Second Episode Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/16/15 - 10:45 AM]
"The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Dominate ABC, CBS Competition for Week of April 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 6-10.

[04/16/15 - 08:39 AM]
Repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" Matches the Show's Highest Rating This Season for a Regular-Slot Rebroadcast
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[04/16/15 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Survivor"
The Eye leads both categories for the second week in a row.

[04/16/15 - 08:29 AM]
"Nashville" Builds Week to Week in Adults 18-49 and Scores Big Live + 3 Day Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 15.

[04/15/15 - 01:48 PM]
"Bering Sea Gold" #1 on Friday Among Men and Persons and Hits Season High Ratings Among Teen Viewers
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, April 10.

[04/15/15 - 11:26 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Claims Three of Basic Cable's Top 10 Networks in Primetime and Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-49 in Q1 2015
Turner further spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2015.

[04/15/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Conan in Cuba" Drums Up Big Audience, Reaching 3.7 Million Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
TBS further spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[04/15/15 - 08:54 AM]
"Undateable" Matches Its Second-Best 18-49 Rating Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.

[04/15/15 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Power CBS to Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"NCIS: New Orleans" and "Person of Interest" both post week-to-week gains for the Eye.

[04/15/15 - 08:30 AM]
"SHIELD" Is Up for the 2nd Week to Tie Its Top Rating of 2015 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.