Ratings: NBC’s Olympics (Figure) Skates Circles Around ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ ‘Shark Tank’



With the Winter Olympics, NBC just (ice) danced its way to a primetime ratings win on Sunday.
NBC was first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 21.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The PyeongChang Games ran throughout primetime.
ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/3 and third in viewers with 3.8 million. Following reruns, an original “Shark Tank” at 10 p.m. received a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/2 and second in viewers with 4.5 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.7/3 and 7.5 million viewers. “Celebrity Big Brother” at 8 got a 1.2/4 and 4.7 million viewers. Repeats followed.
Univision, Telemundo and Fox tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.4. Telemundo and Fox both had a 2 share, Univision got a 1. Univision was fourth in total viewers with 1.202 million and Telemundo was fifth with 1.175 million. Fox, which aired all reruns, was sixth with 1.160 million.
The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights.

Let’s get real. Valentine’s Day is the one holiday we all love to hate. 
If you’re single, it’s just a day to remind you that you’re single, and if you’re in a relationship, it’s a Pepto Bismol-colored consumerization of your love. 
So if you’re forgoing the over-priced prix fixe menus next Wednesday, and plan on doing some Netflix-and-chill with your bae, yourself, or a random Tinder date, here’s what to stream.

“THE END OF THE F—ING WORLD”
This is not a love story. The show is based on the comic series by Charles Forsman and follows angsty teens James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) as they basically say “F— You” to the world and go on the world’s craziest road trip. Trust us, there are some twists you will not expect. 
Netflix

“Portlandia”
If you want to laugh and don’t want any pesky love stories to get in the way, go for a show that’s all about a place, not people. With the last season of “Portlandia” under way, re-watch your favorite episodes. May we humbly suggest a few here. 
IFC

“Broad City”
Galentine’s, anyone? Sit around with the “Broad City” girls and celebrate female friendships as strong as Kelly Ripa’s love for moonshine.
Comedy Central

“The Walking Dead”
What better way to celebrate the death of your love life than zombies? Yeah, yeah, there are a few love lines in the show, but if Carol and Daryl can’t admit they belong together, then there’s no real hope for any of us. 
AMC

“What We Do in the Shadows”
Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire movie will have you in stitches. Yes, it might make you want a vampire boyfriend, but this story is more about friendship and overcoming clashes with werewolves than love. 
Unison Films

“Moana”
OK Disney lovers, here’s an option for you. We suggest watching “Moana,” a story about a young girl on an Odyssean-like adventure to save her people that decidedly does not end with Prince Charming. Plus, the music by Lin-Manuel Miranda will have you singing along whether you like it or not. 
Disney

“Black Mirror”
If you really, really want to be out of the Valentine’s Day mood, then watch the episode “The National Anthem.” If you don’t want to be that grossed out, then watch “USS Callister,” “The Entire History of You,” or Emmy-winner “San Junipero.”
Netflix

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
Another show not to watch if you’re trying to get in the mood. A world in which fertile women are forced to have sex and get pregnant, only to give the baby up, is very unsexy. 
Hulu

“Planet Earth”
Cheer up this Valentine’s Day with some cute animals, epic landscapes and Sir David Attenborough’s iconic voice. 
BBC

2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang
Here’s something we don’t get every year: the Winter Olympics! Let Team USA be your Valentine. You can find the schedule of events, on NBC, here. 
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Check out what to stream if you’ll be Netflix-and-chilling by yourself this Feb. 14

Let’s get real. Valentine’s Day is the one holiday we all love to hate. 
If you’re single, it’s just a day to remind you that you’re single, and if you’re in a relationship, it’s a Pepto Bismol-colored consumerization of your love. 
So if you’re forgoing the over-priced prix fixe menus next Wednesday, and plan on doing some Netflix-and-chill with your bae, yourself, or a random Tinder date, here’s what to stream.

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