NBC continued its Winter Olympic domination, as expected.
In its most improved evening of coverage yet, night six of the Sochi games earned a 6.6 demo, and drew in almost 24 million total viewers. This is up over a full point from night six of the 2010 games in Vancover, which only managed a 5.5.
FOX was the only network brave enough to offer up any real Tuesday competition, and predictably, the fight did not go their way. Still, kudos to them for offering an alternative viewing option for those not interested in the Olympics.
'Dads' fell four tenths to a 1.1. A second installment of 'Dads' (the season and most likely series finale) did even worse, posting a 1.0. This represents a rare instance of a show hitting its lowest rating ever via its finale. If there was any doubt left that 'Dads' was a goner, the fact that FOX programmed the sitcoms's last episode of the season against the Olympics should be enough to erase it.
'New Girl' fell three tenths to a 1.3, also setting a new all-time low. While this particular number can be chalked up to facing off with the Olympics, it's impossible to ignore the overall downward trend that 'New Girl' has been experiencing. The Zooey Deschanel fronted comedy's second season average was a healthy 2.3. Its third season average to date (excluding the artificially inflated post-Super Bowl episode) is only a 1.8.
Finally, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' dropped two tenths to a 1.2, setting (you guessed it) an all-time low for the Andy Samberg/Andre Braugher police comedy. I'm torn on whether to predict a cancellation for this show. On one hand, the critics love it, and it's won several awards. On the other, its ratings actually went down following it being featured in (one of) the post-Super Bowl slots. We'll see how it performs after the Olympics are over. Oh, and ABC's already doomed 'Killer Women' got another 0.7.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The 2014 Winter Olympics - 6.6 - 18 - 23.72
CBS - NCIS (R) - 1.3 - 4 - 9.74
FOX - Dads (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 2.70
ABC - The Goldbergs (R) - 1.0 - 3 - 4.05
CW - Attack the Block (Movie) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.85
ABC - The Goldbergs (R) - 1.0 - 3 - 3.40
FOX - Dads (Season Finale) - 1.0 - 3 - 2.49
FOX - New Girl (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.97
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (R) - 1.2 - 3 - 7.95
ABC - The Goldbergs (R) - 0.9 - 2 - 2.86
FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 2.88
ABC - Trophy Wife (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.99
CBS - Person of Interest (R) - 0.9 - 2 - 5.77
ABC - Killer Women (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 3.03
Source: Nielsen Media Research