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[02/22/18 - 02:16 PM]
Team USA Women's Hockey Gold Medal Victory Is Most Watched Late-Night Show in NBCSN History
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 21.

[via press release from NBC]

TEAM USA WOMEN'S HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL VICTORY IS MOST WATCHED LATE-NIGHT SHOW IN NBCSN HISTORY

Overtime & Shootout of Women's Hockey Final Was Also Simulcast on NBC

NBC Ranks #1 in Primetime for 70th Consecutive Olympic Night

Women's Figure Skating Live Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. - February 22, 2018 - Team USA's thrilling shootout victory over Canada in the women's hockey gold medal game on Wednesday ranks as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history (since 2003).

The hockey game registered a Total Audience Delivery average of 3.7 million viewers, which included a live NBC simulcast of overtime and the shootout, as well as live streaming by NBC Sports Digital. The NBCSN-only telecast delivered 2.9 million viewers, which is the largest audience ever for the network in the 11 p.m.-2:15 a.m. ET late-night window.

In addition, more than 525,000 uniques watched the live stream of the U.S.-Canada women's gold medal game to rank as NBC Sports Digital's fifth-largest hockey audience ever (behind only four games from the Sochi Olympics, which featured more streaming-friendly morning and afternoon ET game times).

NBC's Wednesday primetime PyeongChang Olympic telecast was by far the most watched show of the night - marking the 70th consecutive night that an NBC Olympics presentation has topped primetime. This streak began with Day 14 of the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Last night's NBC/NBCSN viewership peaked at 17.9 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, for women's alpine skiing.

NOTABLE...

· Wednesday night's NBC/NBCSN average of 16.3 million viewers dominated the TV competition - a 63% advantage over the combined 10.0 million primetime viewers for ABC, CBS and FOX. The NBC-only 14.1 million viewers in the 8-11 p.m. ET primetime window topped by 41% the other broadcast networks - marking the most dominant 2nd Wednesday of Winter Games coverage since the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.

· Last night's Total Audience Delivery provided an increase of 16% over the NBC broadcast viewership (TAD chart below) - marking the 12th consecutive night of double-digit TAD lift. NBC Olympics' Total Audience Delivery measures broader consumption by calculating average minute viewing across broadcast, cable, and digital. NBC Sports Digital delivered an average minute audience of 164,000 for Wednesday night's coverage.

· NBC's PyeongChang Olympics primetime broadcast last night (8-11 p.m. ET) averaged 14.1 million viewers and posted an 8.3/15 household rating. Viewership includes the West Coast primetime encore.

PRIMETIME TOTAL AUDIENCE DELIVERY FOR PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS
Date Total Audience Delivery NBC-only viewership TAD Lift
Thur. 2/8 17.2 million 16.0 million 8%
Fri. 2/9* 28.3 million 27.8 million 2%
Sat. 2/10 24.2 million 21.4 million 13%
Sun. 2/11 26.0 million 22.7 million 15%
Mon. 2/12 22.3 million 20.3 million 10%
Tues. 2/13 22.6 million 20.5 million 10%
Wed. 2/14 19.2 million 17.0 million 13%
Thurs. 2/15 19.3 million 16.2 million 19%
Fri. 2/16 19.2 million 16.6 million 16%
Sat. 2/17 16.1 million 14.5 million 11%
Sun. 2/18 18.2 million 16.3 million 12%
Mon. 2/19 18.6 million 16.3 million 14%
Tues. 2/20 20.5 million 17.5 million 17%
Wed. 2/21 16.4 million 14.1 million 16%
Average 20.8 million 18.5 million 11%

*Opening Ceremony (no competition & no NBCSN side-by-side coverage)

WINTER OLYMPICS PRIMETIME TOTAL AUDIENCE DELIVERY

PYC 2018 Sochi 2014** PYC 2018 Sochi 2014**
Day Viewership Viewership HH Rating HH Rating
Opening Thurs. 17.2 million 20.0 million 9.7 rating 11.3 rating
First Fri.* 28.3 million 31.7 million 14.9 rating 17.0 rating
First Sat. 24.2 million 25.1 million 13.1 rating 13.9 rating
First Sun. 26.0 million 26.3 million 14.2 rating 14.4 rating
First Mon. 22.3 million 22.4 million 12.7 rating 12.8 rating
First Tues. 22.6 million 23.7 million 13.0 rating 13.7 rating
First Wed. 19.2 million 20.8 million 11.2 rating 12.1 rating
Mid. Thurs. 19.3 million 22.9 million 11.4 rating 13.4 rating
Mid. Fri. 19.2 million 19.2 million 10.9 rating 11.0 rating
Mid. Sat. 16.1 million 17.1 million 9.0 rating 9.6 rating
Mid. Sun. 18.2 million 21.3 million 10.2 rating 12.1 rating
2nd Mon. 18.6 million 23.5 million 10.9 rating 13.8 rating
2nd Tues. 20.5 million 18.9 million 12.1 rating 11.2 rating
2nd Wed. 16.4 million 20.2 million 9.7 rating 12.2 rating
Average 20.8 million 22.6 million 11.7 rating 12.8 rating

*Opening Ceremony (no competition & no NBCSN side-by-side coverage)

**NOTE: The 2014 Sochi Olympics had no simultaneous live streaming and no competing primetime Olympic cable coverage. Both of those platforms are included in Total Audience Delivery for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR NBC/NBCSN WEDNESDAY PRIMETIME:
1. Salt Lake City 18.8/36
T2. Denver 17.6/33
T2. Minneapolis 17.6/32
4. Kansas City 15.6/24
5. Milwaukee 14.9/24
6. Austin 14.2/25
7. Ft. Myers 14.1/23
8. Buffalo 14.0/22
9. West Palm Beach 13.8/21
10. Portland 13.6/24

Local metered market data represents NBC/NBCSN in primetime and includes the NBC West Coast encore and excludes sustainers.

ABOUT NBC OLYMPICS

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic Games coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032.

- PYEONGCHANG 2018 -





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