TV ratings: Winter Olympics and 'American Idol' both slip Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014A figure skating-free night at the Winter Olympics Tuesday pushed NBC's prime-time ratings down from Monday, although per usual the network led the night by a wide margin. The first live show of the season on "American Idol" was below average as well, as it often is when it airs outside its usual schedule.The other networks went largely with repeats, although ABC's "Killer Women" ended its brief season on a low note. Of note, a repeat of the "Star-Crossed" premiere on The CW drew better-than-average numbers for a rerun.NBC drew 18.5 million viewers and an 11.0 rating/17 share in households in primetime, almost doubling the 9.6 million and 5.9/9 for FOX. CBS (8.1 million, 5.3/8) came in third. ABC (2.7 million, 1.9/3) finished fourth, and The CW (923,000, 0.6/1) trailed.NBC's 4.8 rating among adults 18-49 easily led the demographic race. FOX took second with a 2.7, well ahead...


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