Saturday TV Ratings 2/5/22: Winter Olympics Rise from Thursday Coverage, NBA Modest, Great Chocolate Showdown Drops (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: On a Saturday night without 'SNL', the '2022 Winter Olympics' (1.79) led NBC to another effortless victory. This rating was about two-tenths lower than Friday's opening ceremony (1.97) but proved to be a significant improvement on Thursday's lackluster broadcast (1.24). ABC's 'Knicks v. Lakers' NBA game (0.67) came nowhere near the level of the 'Olympics' but was the only other telecast to go higher than a 0.24 in the Adults 18-49 demographic. 'NBA Countdown' (0.24) remained meager in the 8PM slot but still bested Fox's feeble 'PBC Boxing' (0.19). After 'Boxing', Fox aired a repeat of 'The Cleaning Lady' (0.10) that was 50% below the one from the previous Saturday (0.20). Whether as a result of stronger competition or terrible lead-in support from encores of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.16) and 'SWAT' (0.18), CBS's '48 Hours' (0.24, -0.09) fell by nearly a full tenth from its last installment. On the CW, episode two of 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.05, -0.04) dropped by four-hundredths from its week-ago debut. Repeats of 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.04/0.04) inched down from there.

Finals Update: '2022 Winter Olympics' (+0.3), 'NBA: Knicks v. Lakers' (+0.4), 'PBC Boxing' (+0.1), and the repeat of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'NBA Countdown' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2022 Winter Olympics1.79/1510.15NBC

NBA Countdown0.24/22.45ABC

PBC Boxing

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.16/11.61CBS

Great Chocolate Showdown0.05/00.34The CW
8:30 PMNBA: Knicks v. Lakers0.67/62.58ABC
9 PMSWAT (R)0.18/11.49CBS

The Cleaning Lady (R)0.10/10.62Fox

World's Funniest Animals (R)0.04/00.34The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.04/00.41The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.24/22.45CBS
(R) = repeat

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