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[02/21/14 - 03:30 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Winter Games Deliver Another 20 Million Viewers for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, february 20, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 35 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

2014 Olympic Winter Games (8:00) - NBC
20.286 million viewers, #1; 6.333 million adults 18-49 (4.99 rating), #1

American Idol (8:00) - FOX
9.355 million viewers, #2; 3.097 million adults 18-49 (2.44 rating), #2

Rake (9:00) - FOX
3.967 million viewers, #3; 1.246 million adults 18-49 (0.98 rating), #5

NBA Regular Season: Heat at Thunder - TNT
3.836 million viewers, #4; 2.114 million adults 18-49 (1.67 rating), #3

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
3.498 million viewers, #5; 1.438 million adults 18-49 (1.13 rating), #4

The Taste (8:00) - ABC
3.199 million viewers, #6; 1.117 million adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), #9

NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing - FS1
3.122 million viewers, #7; 1.043 million adults 18-49 (0.82 rating), #11

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
3.103 million viewers, #8; 1.179 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #6

College Basketball (9:08) - ESPN
2.285 million viewers, #9; 1.056 million adults 18-49 (0.83 rating), #10

NBA Pre-Game - TNT
2.263 million viewers, #10; 1.144 million adults 18-49 (0.90 rating), #8

NBA Regular Season: Rockets at Warriors - TNT
2.039 million viewers, #11; 1.174 million adults 18-49 (0.92 rating), #7

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (9:00) - TLC
1.756 million viewers, #12; 0.844 million adults 18-49 (0.66 rating), #14

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.461 million viewers, #13; 0.540 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #19

Ridiculousness (10:00) - MTV
1.454 million viewers, #14; 0.909 million adults 18-49 (0.72 rating), #12

Under the Gunn (9:00) - Lifetime
1.340 million viewers, #15; 0.518 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #22

Mob Wives (10:00) - VH1
1.311 million viewers, #16; 0.848 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #13

Impractical Jokers (9:30) - truTV
1.146 million viewers, #17; 0.780 million adults 18-49 (0.61 rating), #15

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.139 million viewers, #18; 0.366 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #27

Braxton Family Values (9:00) - WE tv
1.115 million viewers, #19; 0.666 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #17

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (10:30) - MTV
1.108 million viewers, #20; 0.709 million adults 18-49 (0.56 rating), #16

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.093 million viewers, #21; 0.425 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #25

College Basketball (7:00) - ESPN
1.032 million viewers, #22; 0.481 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #24

King of the Nerds (10:00) - TBS
0.932 million viewers, #23; 0.663 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #18

Welcome to Myrtle Manor (10:00) - TLC
0.884 million viewers, #24; 0.347 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #29

SWV Reunited (10:00) - WE tv
0.857 million viewers, #25; 0.531 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #20

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
0.831 million viewers, #26; 0.390 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #26

Party Down South (10:00) - CMT
0.732 million viewers, #27; 0.520 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #21

Couples Therapy (9:00) - VH1
0.710 million viewers, #28; 0.498 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #23

Wild West Alaska (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.654 million viewers, #29; 0.190 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #34

Killer Karaoke (10:00)* - truTV
0.612 million viewers, #30; 0.360 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #28

Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal (9:00)* - ID
0.610 million viewers, #31; 0.238 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #31

Tabloid (10:00)* - ID
0.610 million viewers, #32; 0.238 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #32

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.591 million viewers, #33; 0.250 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #30

Inside the Actors Studio (8:00)* - Bravo
0.454 million viewers, #34; 0.234 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #33

Snake Salvation (10:00)* - NGC
0.320 million viewers, #35; 0.149 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #35

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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